Nearly a year has passed since the Korean American missionary crossed the frozen Tumen River and walked from China into North Korea. Many of Park's friends are North Korean defectors--they told him how Christians and others are sent to concentration camps, tortured and left to die. Park knew what he was up against before crossing the border, yet he was willing to pay the price.
Whether or not you agree with his conduct, one cannot help but admire his passion, advocacy, and commitment. Tired of Christians "talking the talk" but not "walking the walk," Park decided to do something to draw attention to the plight of Christians in North Korea. As a result, he suffered excruciating pain and suffering at the hands of the brutal totalitarian regime.