North Korea 2021 Challenge - Going the Extra Mile

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We support persecuted Christians to survive in places of extreme hostility


7,268 miles - 42 particpants - 7 countries - one mission: to unite humanity through a challenge unlike any other.

"A moment of suffering is worth a lifetime of glory" - quote from Unbroken, a true and powerful story

It began in September 2020…a God ordained idea that no distance would be too far, no lockdown too tight, no border too treacherous that could keep a group of keen closely-knit advancers from reaching one of the most closed nations on earth.

Since then, what started small has grown strong and tall; a team of now 42 vanquishers, assembled together from around the world to take part in a colossus challenge. And we would love you to be part of it!

“Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it" - Habakuk 2v2

On Valentines Day of 2021, we started to embark on a journey to walk, run, cycle, swim, skate, hop even skip the distance between two Capital Cities worlds apart: London (of England) and Pyongyang (of North Korea) - a total of approximately 7,268 miles (give or take a mile) via land! This will be a remote challenge, done in our local surroundings. However, we will imagine journeying to North Korea from London the whole while. But why North Korea? And why this challenge!?

Every year, the Christian charity OpenDoors release a World Watch List – an annual ranking of the top 50 countries where Christians face the most extreme persecution. For the 20th consecutive year in a row, North Korea has ranked No. 1 once again: Word Watch List #1 North Korea

The lack of freedom in North Korea is unlike any other nation. One North Korean said, “North Korean citizens are like slaves”. And since COVID-19 hit in 2020, what was already a dire situation had gotten much worse.

To help remember an often-forgotten nation, and to embrace the place where persecution ranks highest, we decided to make North Korea the country we will 'journey' towards. However, the funds raised through this challenge, both on our individual pages and this Team page, will go into a fund to support the most prevalent needs from the top 10 persecuted countries in the 2021 World Watch List. This of course includes North Korea.

Through this challenge, we will be helping the most persecuted of this world receive much needed encouragement, food, medicine, clothes and other important vital supplies. Let’s send our persecuted brothers and sisters a message from across seas saying “we have not forgotten you!”

There has never been a time where coming together for each other has been more important.

Will you join us, support us and be part of the movement?

Let us know if you’d like to get involved on 07507269650 or email

God Bless

# Going the Extra Mile for Them

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Open Doors provides practical support like food, medicine, housing, clean water and education as well as micro-loans to start businesses to persecuted Christians worldwide. We also provide Bibles, Christian literature, training, literacy programmes and trauma training. We work in over 50 countries.

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