South Korea was transformed from a poor nation in 1953 into the eleventh-largest economy in the world through rapid industrialization and modernization. The workforce is highly educated and technologically advanced. In stark contrast to their northern neighbor, they have complete religious freedom. As we’ve seen with many countries, those that have freedom and especially religious freedom are far more well-off and advanced than other countries.
The Korean Church is truly an answer to prayer and shows the impact of world missions. The first Protestant church was planted here in 1884. Today it is one of the foremost churches in the world for missions, and has the highest proportions of evangelicals in all of Asia. Pray that the Korean Church will be able to reach their neighbors with the Good News!