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Join the movement to bring true freedom to
North Korean People

Caleb Mission has helped rescue 1,026 North Korean defectors for the past 24 years in the name of Jesus.

 Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. - Matthew, 5:16

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Caleb Mission is an international non-profit organization that is headquartered in Cheonan, South Korea, and the United States.


The org and its founder and president, Pastor Seungeun Kim, were featured in the 2023 Oscar short-listed documentary Beyond Utopia. The groundbreaking film showcases the underground network that is freeing North Korean defectors from a life of torture, abuse, and imprisonment.

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Caleb Mission aims to improve the human rights of defectors by documenting abuses, advocating for refugees, and enabling survivor-driven advocacy through the North Korean Community Center in Cheonan.

Caleb Mission has also gathered numerous stories of horrific human rights abuses in and just outside of North Korea; public executions there are the norm, and many suffer famine, poverty, and fear of being imprisoned in labor camps, often meeting death. In addition, even when North Korean defectors cross the border into China, they are inundated with threats of repatriation back to the DPRK, as well as by attacks from the insidious human trafficking network that has grown at the border between China and North Korea.

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves or for the rights of all who are destitute.

Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.

- Proverbs, 31:8-9


A Modern Day Exodus


Introduction of Caleb Mission

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Pastor Seungeun Kim is the founder and president of Caleb Mission.


As an internationally recognized human rights advocate, Pastor Kim has built and overseen the operations for the modern-day “underground railroad” that has helped rescue over 1,000 North Korean defectors since 2000.


Pastor Kim passionately serves North Korean defectors by rescuing them and supporting them in their journey to becoming self-sufficient.

Pastor Kim has also advocated for North Korean defectors by publicly supporting improvements in international and South Korean laws. He also advocates for homeless North Korean orphan defectors.


Pastor Kim’s faith and commitment to social justice for North Korean defectors continue to inspire people worldwide.

For the past 24 years,
Caleb Mission has been aiding in rescuing over a thousand
North Korean defectors through
land, sea, and air.
Rescue North Korean defectors safely

Caleb Mission aims to support North Korean defectors in achieving self-sufficiency when resettling in South Korea and the United States. Caleb Mission has recorded videos highlighting the living conditions in North Korea, precipitating international awareness of the human rights violations of the regime.

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Support North Korean defectors' self-reliance

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Information Sharing
In and Out of North Korea

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International Advocacy for North Korean defectors

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Korean Peninsula Unification through the Gospel

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Political Pressure upon
DPRK and Chinese regimes

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Psychological Healing for North Korean Defectors

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