Esther Chang Comes to US for First Time to Share About Her Imprisonment and Ministry in North Korea

Yesterday, Esther Chang, a BTJ missionary, shared her experience of being arrested and thrown in jail North Korea for sharing the Gospel of Jesus. This was the first time Esther had ever shared openly about her experiences in an American church.

Esther and the BTJ team was invited by Connect Church in Bozeman, Montana, to share about the work in North Korea. “I had never heard about the cannibalism that she shared about. The idea of eating your neighbors or eating your own children just to stay alive? Sounds horrible. She is such a brave woman of God,” one woman, named Sarah, said after the service.

“I am just wrecked,” Pastor Russ, senior pastor of Connect Church said after the service with tears still in his eyes. “I didn’t want her to stop speaking.”

Esther Chang lived and worked among the people in North Korea, starting a noodle factory and preaching the Gospel in homes late at night. “One of the things that we would do,” Esther recalled, “is three or four of us would hide under a blanket and sing praise with one another.”

“Esther shared things about ministry in North Korea that I have never heard of,” said another attendee, while buying Esther’s biography, SMUGGLING LIGHT.

SMUGGLING LIGHT tells the story of how Esther wanted nothing to do with Christianity until a visit to an underground church in China flooded her with the mercy and power of the Holy Spirit—and she was given an unusual call: to be a missionary to North Koreans.

She found the North Koreans to be rude, filthy, and abusive, but she knew that God called her to serve them. North Koreans seeking refuge in China were the worst of the worst.

When she finally moved to North Korea, Esther gave her all to the people. She was eventually arrested and imprisoned, but never gave up. SMUGGLING LIGHT is her true tale of bravery, humility, and complete reliance on the mighty hand of God in one of the darkest nations in the world.

Esther will be speaking with Eugene Bach tomorrow night in Ft. Collins, CO and Dallas, Texas, over the weekend.

Click below for more details of their schedule:

Eugene Bach



Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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  1. Mary Elllen Gilvey

    North Korea struggles with Religion. About 2 years ago South Korea was sending propaganda phamplets and Gospel Messages and other things in balloons over the border which iritated Kim Jung-Un’s sister who at that time was secretly running North Korea while her brother was in a Coma. Then South Korea was at the border wanting to come over to talk but North Korea shot at them telling them to go away we don’t want to talk. Then because of all this Kim Jung-Un’s Sister blew up the demilitarization zone building where South Korea and North Korea always met to talk but now that will never happen. They don’t tolerate any Religion in North Korea. Then the Communist Party because they ran out of meat and food to feed the people of North Korea they collected everyone’s pet dogs to kill and eat so the people of North Korea didn’t starve. But that didn’t stop the starvation. News reports said many were laying dead in the streets dead from starvation. For 2 years I wrote on FACEBOOK when I had the chance about North Korea and asked Kim Jung-Un to open its border and meet and be allies with South Korea and to work on getting along and tolerating each other. South Korea is Rich and very open to Freedom and Democracy and Religion where most are either Catholic or Christian and welcome Jesus Christ God. I also said for God’s sake you’re both Korean and speak Korean, so get along open the borders up and talk. Kim Jung-Un and his Sister were my FACEBOOK friends but my cyberbullier BLOCKED and HID their posts to me. And a North Korean woman FACEBOOKED ME her singing in a studio a beautiful song in Korean and I loved listening to it all the time along with my Belarusian favorite music video sent to me by my Belarusian FACEBOOK friends of a very long Belarusian flag with them protesting peacefully where the rock band the Scorpians sing Wind of Change and also I’d listen to my favorite Hong Kong Music video my Hong Kong FACEBOOK friends sent me of their New National Anthem a man my FACEBOOK FRIEND wrote Glory to Hong Kong sung in a Mall. Well my cyberbullyier a CIA man Josh Harmon was angry and jealous of my enormous soaring internet celebrity success of who my famous friends were from every Nation and that I didnt say YES to MARRY HIM so he hid and removed the North Korean video and the Belarusian video but left the Hong Kong One but also hid and removed another favorite by the Flaming Lips RACE for the PRIZE with the 2 drummers with Green hair my favorite version from the Late Show all because I don’t want to be his WIFE and have reported him to the FBI over 2 years and he ILLEGALLY and CRIMINALLY deactivated me from my FACEBOOK in May 2021 to destroy my enormous soaring internet celebrity success I had for 2 years on FACEBOOK all because he wasn’t my husband and I not his WIFE and extreme jealously over my success and who all my famous FACEBOOK FRIENDS were. The 2 that sparked it were President Vladimir Putin and Paul McCartney and others including my hundreds of Arab Muslim friends and MEGA THOUSANDS of other FACEBOOK FRIENDS.. He completely destroyed my success to PUNISH ME and he got away with it because AVRIL HAINES let him and so did William Burns and David Cohen illegally and criminally. JAG just ARRESTED AVRIL HAINES in her home on August 4, 2022 for MURDER FOR HIRE PLOTS to kill people and one is ME MARY ELLEN GILVEY along with her boyfriend my cyberbullyier Josh Harmon aka Timothy or whatever his name is, a CIA Analyst and for TREASON. When JAG entered her house she said (OH SHIT and grabbed her GUN to shoot them but they tackled it away from her and ARRESTED HER). I’m very upset that they didn’t go to my cyberbullyiers house that night too and ARREST HIM. He’s tried to kill me and assassinate me and hire people with Avril Haines to do it and cyberbully me and sexually harrass me severely and harrass me severely and severely STALK ME and Bank Fraud and Mail Fraud and severe OBSTRUCTION of JUSTICE with numerous attempts to communicate with the DEPARTMENT of JUSTICE and EVERY NEWS EDITOR and NEWS ROOM and TARANA BURKE of the #ME TOO MOVEMENT and to DOMESTIC VIOLENC, and their SAFE HOUSE in Washington DC and he sent me 22 months of PENIS emails daily and he has done breaking and entering into my condo building many times to kill me and damaging up the lobby then erasing the cameras and putting a PSYCHO MAN underneath my condo 5 weeks ago who disturbingly ran back and forth all day and night from the kitchen and bathroom turning the water on/off and now he broke the heating system in our building where the heat hasn’t worked for 5 days and the man severely damaged the condo below me 5 nights ago where a crew is tearing up the Condo with the pipes and fixtures and floor boards and ceiling and drilling for days where it’s completely destroyed and the PSYCHO Man Josh Harmon the CIA man he paid to do this and terrorize me and harrass me and Bully me took off and is hiding somewhere. It’s cold in my apartment, no one has heat he busted it paid by the CIA MAN. He also paid a girl in our building 5 months ago to burn down our building where she left 2 sepatate ARSON threats. 61 families live here. My Cyberbullyier is a DIRTY COP and a CRIMINAL and the SUSPECT who must be ARRESTED by JAG and the US FEDERAL PROSECUTORS and the US MARSHALLS and the DEPARTMENT of JUSTICE and be fully PROSECUTED and CHARGED and SENTENCED to PRISON/JAIL BEHIND BARS FOR MANY YEARS like they did another CIA MAN Joshua Schulte PROSECUTED by the FEDERAL PROSECUTED in JAIL for 130 years. My cyberbullyier is the most impossible White man in the World to ARREST and in the United States. All other white and black men who do what he did are ARRESTED and in JAIL. He is paying off and bribing people and threatening people to not ARREST HIM. Severe corruption and scandal and cover up.


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