As of September 1, 2011 SUE YOUNG-SOON KINSLER has retired after 39 years as a PCUSA mission coworker, but is still visiting North Korea a number of times a year to continue her unusual ministry of helping orphans and disabled persons in that mostly-closed country. The Kinslers moved from Seoul to Bothell, WA on June 30 this year.
After founding a sheltered workshop for the disabled, Bondong Koinonia in Seoul, from 1998 Sue’s main emphasis has been taking food and other help to orphanages and the disabled in hunger-stricken North Korea. Making 6 to 11 trips per year from 2004 to 2011, Sue Kinsler has raised support for three orphanages, three bakery/soymilk plants and a center for the disabled with sheltered workshops in Pyongyang and Sariwon, North Korea as well as helping 8 schools for the hearing-impaired and 3 schools for those visually disabled in various provinces in North Korea.
People are fascinated to hear Sue tell of her social work help which displays God’s love for the unfortunate in troubled North Korea and how the gospel gets in where overt evangelism is not allowed.
REV. ART KINSLER served in evangelism and church planting in South Korea’s new factory areas as well as being an associated missionary at the Presbyterian Church of Korea’s General Assembly offices and in charge of the PCUSA mission office in Seoul from 1994.
A biocketch of the Kinsler’s and mission letters are available on line here.
Contact points for the Kinslers:
Cell phone: 425) 412-0523
Home phone 425) 354-3018
15703 36th DR SE
Bothell, WA 98012