Hyeon Soo Lim este retinut in Coreea de Nord. Pastorul vizita Coreea in mod regulat pentru a face acte caritabile .
Biserica din care acesta face parte indeamna la rugaciune pentru eliberarea acestuia
„On the last Sunday in January, Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim’s sermon was about overcoming evil and feeding your enemies and blessing your persecutors. A few days later he left Toronto for China, where he was to cross into North Korea for one of his routine humanitarian missions.
It was supposed to be a short visit. He wanted to check up on a school, a nursing home and an orphanage that he supports. But on Feb. 4, Rev. Lim didn’t make contact with an aid worker in China as planned. Now, after more than a month of silence, the preacher’s church has asked the Canadian Foreign Affairs department to help find him. But as an official noted in a statement Tuesday, Canada has no one there to start looking.
When the 60-year-old pastor didn’t re-emerge on schedule in early February, his parishioners in Mississauga, Ont., were more confused than worried. The trip was one of more than 100 he has made to the hermit kingdom since the 1990s — all of which have been approved by North Korean authorities, a church spokesperson said.”