South Korea

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Ministry Description

The ministry of WOL in South Korea is focused on evangelism, discipleship and leadership training in order to strengthen churches and to reach the next generation with the gospel. This takes place through student ministries, like camps and evangelistic events, an English immersion discipleship training program (SYME), a one-year Bible Institute on Jeju Island. Each of these areas compliments and feeds the others. Many students get to know WOL through our outreaches in local schools and churches and at camp. They can then attend SYME, learning English and youth ministry. Many students who complete the SYME program are then eligible to study at WOLBI Jeju for one year before transferring to do a 2nd year at WOLBI NY. While at WOLBI each of our students (Koreans, Japanese, Chinese, Americans, Canadians, etc) are involved in winter and summer camp. Many of the campers trust Christ and then later attend SYME and WOLBI. The goal of the WOL South Korea team is to evangelize and disciple young people who will be able to go into other Asian countries to do the same.

Country Description

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, and commonly referred to as Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It shares land borders with North Korea to the north, and oversea borders with Japan to the east and China to the west. Roughly half of the country's 51 million people reside in the Seoul Capital Area, the second largest in the world with over 25 million residents.
More than half of the South Korean population has no religious preference. Of the rest, most are Buddhist or Christian. Today, freedom of religion is guaranteed by the constitution, and there is no state religion.

Contact Information

Career Missionaries

Peter & Miriam Chae

Uriah Harvey

Joe & Joanne Min

Jacob & Crystal Morse

Jeremy & Elsbeth Rodgers

Samuel & Jin-Ah Song

Short-Term Missions - Cross Cultural Interns and Launch

Megan Irizarry

Lauren Stone

Carissa Urschalitz

Jiyeon Song

Shane Park

Laura McGahey

Emily Taylor

Student Missions - Student Fusion, Missions Reality, Spring Break Trips

Esther Acheampong
Missions Reality

Peter Brandel
Missions Reality

Craig Cordis
Missions Reality

Lia Espinal
Missions Reality

Lorena Godwin
Missions Reality

Julia Gregory
Missions Reality

Audrey Hart
Missions Reality

Josue Ibanez
Missions Reality

Josiah Lemay
Missions Reality

Robby McKinney
Missions Reality

Chae Page
Missions Reality

James Pilcher
Missions Reality

Debbie Rosales Mena
Missions Reality

Luisa Torrejon Vasquez
Missions Reality

Hannah Wilson
Missions Reality

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Learn more about South Korea


Family Camp

One of the families from our church, after they got back from our Word of Life Family Conference in South Korea, told me that this was one of the best investments that they have made in their marriage. They said they absolutely loved the time and wish it was longer. For that success, all the ... read more

It Takes A Team to Run a Winter Camp!

The Word of Life Bible Institute in South Korea (Jeju) is the epitome of a multicultural ministry striving to serve Jesus. The Bible School has a mix of students who not only have widely different cultures but also speas many different languages: Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, English, and French ... read more

Prayer Support

Keturah Lake and her husband Skip are new missionaries on the field with WOL Launch. Skip is currently a student at WOLBI Jeju and Keturah is helping in the office. They were also involved in English Winter Camp. This is what Keturah shared was a highlight of camp for her, "I cannot speak Korean but... read more


Anyone who knows anything about the history between Japan and Korea knows that Koreans and Japanese should hate each other, that is without the love of God. At WOLBI Jeju English Winter Camp we have Japanese WOLBI students in the cabins working with Korean campers. One Japanese student, Isaya Koike ... read more

I am Not Used to Sharing the Gospel with Strangers

Emily is a Korean WOLBI Jeju student. Last month was the first time she was a camp counselor. She was very nervous because she "was not used to sharing the Gospel with strangers." But she prayed and asked God to help her. Her first week of camp one of her campers had a lot of doubts about her ... read more

"Teacher, I Want to Believe in Jesus"

WOLBI Jeju Korean student, Peter Ban-Seok Lee was a counselor for the past 3 weeks at English winter camp. One of his campers the second week named Tony was from a non-Christian family. He knew nothing about Jesus. So Peter said to him, "If you have any questions about Jesus, just come to me ... read more

A Happy Camper

Cooking for camp can be a thankless job, but not always! I'll never forget a 6th grade Korean American boy named Sam coming through the dinner line. Face beaming, he said, "This is the best food ever! Please tell the cook for me!" So I did... read more

John 3:16

Jeju Island is a tourist island. So part of our winter English camp program involves one day of sightseeing. Each cabin is assigned a van and a van driver for the day and given money for lunch. But in typical exciting WOL English camp style, there are certain missions that have to be completed ... read more

Camper's Heart Softened on the 5th Day of Camp

A Korean high school student who came to camp confessed she had never heard the gospel before attending Word of Life E-camp in Korea. Michelle confessed that she was afraid when she first arrived at camp. As each day passed, her heart softened to the Gospel, and by the 5th day, through help from her... read more

The Power of One-on-One Discipleship

Every Sunday morning before church, a staff member has a one-on-one discipleship meeting with a Korean young lady who recently trusted Christ. She said that in the past two months her life has completely changed. She asked if she could visit WOLBI Jeju this Friday to talk about attending the BI this... read more

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