(Email rceived July 1, 2012)

First off, I just want to thank you for providing this website and making these resources so accessible. In the last few months, I have been able to become great friends with several South Koreans who are studying at a seminary in town. In talking to them, I was able to learn a bit about North Korea from the South Korean perspective and I was really intrigued by the apparent lack of knowledge that they seemed to have about what goes on there (I didn't yet know just how isolated of a place it is).

So I wanted to learn more but didn't know where to look. Eventually, I just typed 'north korean christians' into google and your site came up. Ever since then, a couple weeks ago, I've been an almost daily visitor. Any time I have doubted the authenticity of the site, I am reassured by how seriously you speak of the Gospel, and how much scrutiny you have used in your resources (e.g., Helping Hands Korea). I really feel that I've benefited from what you've made available and I feel that God has worked through your site to grant me a growing burden for these people, and a desire to do something for them.

Grace and Peace

Josh Barns