Part III

Day 21: Back to Jerusalem Missionaries

Not many missionaries are working and serving in North Korea. It is true that it is dangerous and is not legal to be a missionary in North Korea, but that is why they are needed more now than ever before. Even if North Korea was safer and did have a legal path to be a missionary, the likelihood of missionaries from Christian nations being sent to North Korea is slim.

The sad truth is that the number one missionary-sending country in the world (per capita) is Palestine – which is not even a Christian country. Strictly speaking, Palestine is not even a real country! Sadly, the number one destination for Christian missionaries is nowhere near North Korea. It is America. More foreign missionaries leave their nation to share the Gospel in America than any other country. In fact, the top 9 destinations in the world for missionaries are Christian nations.

A person living in a Christian country has a higher chance of dying from a kick in the head by a horse than being a missionary in North Korea. Although it might seem that Christian nations have forgotten the Great Commission, the Chinese underground house church has a vision to send many missionaries to North Korea to share the Gospel with those that have never heard.

They have already started doing so and today there are Chinese missionaries working all over the nation of North Korea preaching the Gospel, planting churches, and handing out Bibles. Back to Jerusalem has sent in several missionaries and currently supports their work and activities inside North Korea.


Prayer Points:

  • Few people answer the call to be a missionary to North Korea
  • There are more than 25 million people in North Korea and zero registered legal missionaries
  • Pray that God will raise up an army of missionaries to take the Good News to the suffering people of North Korea


Today’s Scripture Reading:

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.