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  Korea, Republic of 
Description
Since much of its landscape is rugged terrain, most of South Korea's population is crowded into the few lowland areas. Christians outnumber Buddhists in this land whose traditional name means "Land of the Morning Calm." Though its recorded history begins in the first century BC, the Republic was founded in 1948. The first four Seventh-day Adventist churches were established within the first year after a Korean returned to his homeland having heard the Adventist message in Japan. During the last 30 years, growth has been rapid and has brought the ratio of members to two of three being under the age of 30 years of age. Baptisms from 24 language schools total nearly 300 each year. For many years the country's president and diplomat families were cared for at the Seoul Sanitarium and Hospital, and lifestyle programs have contributed to national health. Four ADRA vehicles, an AWR production studio, and a Media Center for tape preparation are maintained. To meet the social and religious apathy added to the cultural changes in the country, Korea will hold its own satellite seminars in the years to come. There is a plan to blanket the nation with 10 million tracts.
Adventist Statistics (as of 2011)
Members:
209,017

Year Entered:

 1904
Annual Growth Rate:
3.1%
Population:
48,607
Churches:
676
Decadal Growth Rate:
42.1%
Population
per Member:
0
Ordained Ministers:
563
 

 

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