Posted on 6/16/2018, 1:23:22 AM by CondoleezzaProtege
“My wife went to school in North Korea. That was one of the reasons that we could get in and talk to the leaders – that made it possible for us to go,” Graham said.
Ruth Graham’s parents were Christian missionaries in Pyongyang, a city once called the “Jerusalem of the East.”
Today, possessing a Bible there can lead to criminal charges.
He drew the kinds of crowds in Asia usually reserved for a pope, famously preaching to more than 1 million people in South Korea in 1973.
“Love one another!” Graham told the congregation during his tour through Seoul, which made headlines in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital.
“The North Korean response was, ‘The witch doctor from America came and performed a witch act,’” said Billy Kim, Graham’s translator in Seoul.
Graham was the first foreigner ever to preach at Pyongyang’s Bongsu Church, one of a handful of Christian foreign churches in North Korea, which human rights and religious groups accuse of being a state propagandist.
Graham made two trips to North Korea, one in 1992 and the second in 1994. Afterwards he helped shape U.S. policy by offering insights on the nation to U.S. presidents and international peacemakers.
“And I said, ‘Jimmy, what they’re looking for is a friend,'” Graham said.
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