Korea on Schedule to Surpass the number of U.S Missionaries by 2020
by Moody Adams Korean World Mission Conference in Chicago celebrates milestone of 20,000 Korean missionaries worldwide.
“Prominent evangelical leaders in the U.S. joined famous Korean pastors at the Korean World Mission Conference, the largest gathering of Korean missionaries worldwide, in the Chicago area this week to celebrate a critical milestone in the world's fastest growing missionary movement,” reports Katherine T. Phan. “The number of Korean missionaries in 169 countries has exceeded 20,000 — more than doubling in 10 years.”
There are approximately 25,000 Korean missionaries around the world, a 2,500 percent increase in in the past 20 years.
Korea is expected to surpass the United States as the top missionary-sending country in the world by the year 2020.
General Douglas MacArthur prayed that he might be remembered as a man that forwarded Christianity. After he liberated South Korea his influence helped turn a pagan nation Christian. That prayer is being answer quiet vividly in Korea.