The North Korean Freedom Week, which has been held annually for the liberation and free unification of North Korean compatriots, began its official schedule on Sunday with a Sunday worship service at the New Hope Bible Church. In particular, the chairman of the North Korean Refugee Human Rights Association, Kim Yong-hwa vividly conveyed the fierce process of defection through his testimony, and asked for prayers for the immediate return of Koreans who are still suffering from North Korea.
Rev. Sam Shin worked in law enforcement as a narcotics and SWAT police officer in Alaska, and then as an undercover cop with Korean gangs in Los Angeles. He got involved too deeply as a gang leader and was sentenced to jail time.