After over two years of detention, the communist regime in North Korea released Kenneth Bae, an American missionary, along with another U.S. citizen, Matthew Todd Miller. Bae's sister, Terri Chung, stated, "Words cannot adequately express our relief and gratitude that Kenneth is finally coming home. We have been waiting for and praying for this day for two years.” Bae and Miller flew back from Pyongyang with U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last weekend. Christianity Today notes that another American Christian, Jeffrey Fowle, was released by North Korea last month, but a South Korean Baptist missionary, Kim Jong-Uk, remains incarcerated there for working to set up underground churches.
By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations
Published: November 14, 2014