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Korea, South

Republic of Korea


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Area: 99,067 sq km

Southern half of Korean peninsula. Forested mountain ranges; 22% arable.

Population: 48,500,717    Annual Growth: 0.39%

Capital: Seoul

Urbanites: 81.9%

HDI Rank: 26 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Official language: Korean    Languages: 4 All languages


Largest Religion: Non-religious

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Missions to Korea has a valuable servant role in giving fresh perspectives to biblical teaching, personal holiness and student work. Specialist agencies such as FEBC (150 expat workers, broadcasting 24/7 via radio and Internet to China, Russia, Japan and the Koreas) and CCCI (827) serve in reaching out as well as in mobilizing for mission. A number of mission agencies have made a major impact in church planting, including several Presbyterian agencies, Baptists, SdA and OMS.

Christian literature has been a key ingredient to growth. The Bible in Korean has gone through several translations and has become a treasured part of the culture. The Korean Bible Society prints over 2 million Korean Bibles/NTs annually in Korean and even greater numbers for other countries and languages. Additionally, there are six other major Bible production companies. Christian publishers are likewise producing increasingly diverse and helpful books; more than 150 different publishers are part of the Korea Christian Publication Association. Pray that these ministries might have a powerful impact in getting the Word of God into non-Christian hands and helpful in shaping a biblical worldview among Christians.

     For an additional 9 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Korea, South.