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For South Korean Christians, Christmas Is a Ministry Quandary

Posted on AllSides November 20th, 2023
From The Center
Religion and Faith, Christian, South Korea, North Korea
Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images / Edits by CT

Every Christmas, Lou Gallo dresses up as Santa Claus in Busan, South Korea.

At the school for young North Korean defectors, Gallo and his wife, Lisa, bring gifts, teach children to decorate gingerbread houses, and talk about the real meaning of Christmas. One year, the Gallos organized a pageant and guided the students through the story of the Nativity, complete with angels, shepherds, wise men, barn animals, a pregnant virgin, and a God who became a baby.

Most people who have fled North Korea, however, have never heard of Christmas....

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