July 11, 2020

S.Korean churches must build defector relationships: pastor
Eritrean pastor offers advice to S.Korean Christians based on outreach to Ethiopians

A pastor who has worked to build underground churches in the "North Korea in Africa" told South Korean Christians that they must build relationships with North Korean defectors in South Korea and make them feel welcome.

Pastor Berhane Asmelash of Eritrea used to operate a church composed of Eritreans and Ethiopians, two ethnic groups long in conflict: Eritrea declared independence from Ethiopia in 1993, and the two countries waged war from 1998-2000.