"My visits to North Korea have revealed one of the most beautiful countries I have had the privilege of ever visiting - and the people are equally beautiful; hard working, dedicated to their family and country. My heart goes out to North Koreans now as they are grieving and onceagain, facing famine. As followers of Christ, the Prince of Peace, we at the WEA pray for the future of North Korea that it would be a future of hope, peace, and prosperity. We will do all we can to encourage the international community to extend goodwill towards this goal. The lives of 23 million people in North Korea and hundreds of millions more in the region depend on this important country and the direction theirleaders take them in the days ahead."