By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post
The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, pastor of the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, has been missing for over a month after he failed to return home following a trip to North Korea.
Lisa Pak, official spokesperson for both the family of Rev. Lim and Light Korean Presbyterian, told The Christian Post that Jan. 31 was the last time the pastor had contact with those he knew in Canada.
“[Lim] left Toronto on Jan. 27 for Seoul, then flew to China and crossed over the northern border of North Korea into the Rajin region,” explained Pak.
“[He] traveled to the Rajin region to continue support for the on-going ministry of orphanages, nursery and nursing homes.”
Pak also told CP that Lim had been to North Korea over a hundred times in the past “on similar trips,” saying he’s “an experienced traveler” who “knows the language and how to navigate the politics and culture wisely.”
“The Canadian government has been working diplomatically and the family has expressed much gratitude for their effort,” said Pak. “As of today, no new news, but we do trust that they are actively doing all that they can.”
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