The videos on this page might be used as a resource for case study of
what happened to a Korean short-term mission team
in July 2007 while they served for a medical aid project in Afganistan.
Finally released after 42 days of captivity, yet at the
sacrifice of missionary service in Afghanistan. The Korean
government accepted the condition that Korean Christians end all
missionary work in the country.
Prayer concern on August 29:
Is it right that the secular government permanently abandon any
missionary effort to the country? Pray for those who
return to the society where many throws the stone of criticism
instead of welcoming embrace.
The Taleban free two South Korean hostages abducted last
month in Afghanistan.
Prayer concern on August 13:
Two men returned home killed. Two women returned home
alive. It was the two sick who were released. Their body
is free, but their mouth is not yet because the 19 of their team
still held hostage. Pray for the inner healing of the
returned, and those hostages without ransom for freedom.
Afghan and US leaders meet amid
renewed fears for South Korean
hostages held by the Taleban.
But both Bush and Karzai are determined to refuse to make a deal
Prayer concern on August 6: The Korean
hostages' families are disappointed again. The promises of
national and international leaders have ended up with lip
services. On the part of the hostages, this is a long
ordeal. May the prayers of silence be answered for those
A second South Korean hostage has been killed by the Taleban
in central Afghanistan. His name is Shim, Seong-min, a 29
years of old young man devoted to serve the underprivileged.
Prayer concern on July 31:
Two Korean women hostages are so sick that they are at the point
of death. They need healing and hope. Their families
in Korea need comforts. May faith vindicate victory.
Footage of a group of South Koreans
held hostage by the Taleban in
Afghanistan is broadcast.
Prayer concern on July 31:
Rev. Pae (on the right) and Mr. Shim (on the left) have been
killed Hope for the release appears to be very
narrow because of the increasing threat of death from Taliban.
Pray for the peace in the hearts of these short-term
missionaries.. May their hearts be comforted.
In her communication with Reuter, A Korean Christian woman
(identified as Yoo, Jeong-wha) almost cry, "We are so
scare...Please save us. We want to go to our home.
We miss our family. We do not want to die."Prayer concern: These
innocent Korean women are not professional missionaries.
They just intended to serve poor Afghanistan people in need of
medical help. Now their misery is that they do not know
where to appeal for help. Support them in prayer so that
they may know that they are not alone.
BBC News on July 27
threatens to kill South Korean Christian hostages if their
Prayer concern: Korean Christian hostages are now in
extremely difficult situations. What makes this situation
worse is that it is not the situation that they can testify