Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rev. Franklin Graham to North Korea

Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, is preparing to make another visit to the DPRK (North Korea) to meet with high-level government officials and visit his ministries’ humanitarian assistance projects. Samaritan’s Purse has provided more than $10 Million in aid to the nation.

"I believe it is important to make visits like this to help improve better relations and to have better understanding with each other," said Graham. "I’m going as a minister of Jesus Christ with a message of peace and that God loves each one of us regardless of our borders or politics."

This is Graham’s third trip to the country rarely visited by Americans, but his family has a long history in North Korea, going back to 1934 when his mother Ruth Bell Graham attended a mission school in Pyongyang. His father Billy Graham visited in 1992 and 1994, meeting with President Kim Il Sung.

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