East Asia has a population of 1.7 billion people, of which only 9% are Christians. Atheistic communism, Buddhism, and traditional Confucius culture and religions are the dominant worldviews, along with the rise of influences such as globalisation, urbanisation, technology, materialism, and secularisation.
Despite growing severity of Christian persecution in certain countries, East Asia experiences tremendous church growth and many countries are enjoying a time of peace and prosperity. With a maturing church, stronger spirituality from persecution, financial resources, and global access, the church in East Asia is committed to bringing the gospel to unreached areas of the world.
In the wake of momentous church growth in this region, we praise God that the church in East Asia has been chosen to host the The Fourth International Congress on World Evangelization in 2024 in Seoul, South Korea. May God continue to lead this movement of faith in action, together with the Lausanne Movement aiding the Whole Church to take the Whole Gospel to the Whole World.