Did you know that there are 12,000 South Korean missionaries prowling around the world looking to save your soul? I didn't either, although some do show up at our doorstep at least couple times a year. Ohmygod! They know where I live! I guess efforts of American missionaries who dedicated their lives in Korea early on are finally paying off big.
Kim Sun Il, the first Korean to be beheaded in Iraq, was one of the 12,000.
"He is a martyr to God's glory," said Mr. Moon of the research institute. "Korean missionaries are eager to do God's work and glorify God. They want to die for God."
I think media publicity like the NY Times article is not inline with their low voice and with wisdom approach though and could get more of them killed.