In 1884 there wasn't a single Protestant church in South Korea.
That's a heartbreaking statistic.
By the year 2000 there were 60,000 congregations.
That's cause for heartfelt praise.
In the land of Turkey Western missionaries struggle to be accepted, owing to the political tensions of recent years.
That's the terrifying nature of modern life.
Korean missionaries are pouring into Turkey at an exponential rate.
That's a blessing beyond words.
They are readily accepted by Turks because of alliances during the Korean war.
That's a cause for rejoicing.
The reality is: people are being reached in a land which is hostile to the West, by missionaries from the East, who were reached by workers from the West.
The encouragement is: none of our work for God is in vain, nor limited to the context or continent on which it is exercised.
That's the global providence of God.