Korean in Korea, North

Unreached of the Day  5/13/2021

Korean in Korea, North

If God were to provide a stark spiritual and economic contrast for the world to see, it would be the Koreans. Their country was divided after the end of Japanese colonialism in 1945. Today the south has one of the world's most robust economies, and they have one of the most mission-minded churches worldwide. The communist north, by contrast, has been the leading persecutors of believers for at least 17 years, and the church is entirely underground. Their economy is in shambles; those who dare to, escape the country.

Ministry Obstacles

The government of North Korea forbids any ideas they do not approve of, and that includes the presentation of the gospel.

Outreach Ideas

Believers can reach out to North Korean refugees who have risked their lives to escape the Orwellian nightmare that they call home.

Scripture Focus

"O Lord, what a variety of things you have made! In wisdom you have made them all. The earth is full of your creatures."  Psalm 104:24

Scripture Prayer

Pray for God to speak to the hearts of members of this people group through the many wonders of nature.

Prayer Focus

Pray for North Korean believers to be so full of the fruit and the power of the Holy Spirit that they spread hope and joy to their suffering neighbors and family members. Pray for them to have a Holy Spirit-directed love, even for their many enemies. Pray for the 2020s to be the decade when there is a powerful movement to Christ among the North Koreans. Pray for the physical and spiritual needs of the North Korean people to be met. Pray for faithful intercessors to pray down the spiritual walls built by their government.



People Name Korean
Pronunciationkoh-REE-uhn
Country Korea, North
10/40 Window Yes
Population 25,208,000
World Population 80,920,300
Language Korean
Primary Religion Non-Religious
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image