Harmony's work in the 10/40 Window

fROM A LAND OF PLENTY

It has been estimated that 90% of the global resources of Christendom are stored up in North America.  We have churches on every corner, Christian colleges and seminaries, Christian radio and TV, and access to countless excellent para-church ministries. Jesus said, “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked."  (Luke 12:48)

TO THE DARKEST PARTS OF THE WORLD

Approximately 42% percent of the world’s population are considered Unreached People Groups (UPG).  What is a UPG? When Jesus told his followers, “Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19-20), the Greek equivalent of the words he used were, ta ethne, meaning, all ethnic groups or people groups.  A people group is basically a group of individuals who have a common sense of history, language, beliefs and identity.

SO THAT THEY MIGHT KNOW HIM

Today humankind are spread throughout 196 countries and made up of over 16,000 people groups or.  Of those 16,000 people groups, around 7,000 are considered UPG’s.  A group is considered unreached if less than 2% of its population is actively following Jesus.  In our world today almost 3 billion people are considered UPG’s and have no idea who Jesus is.  Over 95% of all UPG’s are located in the part of the world between 10 degrees latitude and 40 degrees latitude stretching from North Africa to Southeast Asia. Cross-cultural workers call this the 10/40 Window.

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It’s in this window that most of the major non-Christian religions are centered, easily memorized by the acronym:

T  H  U  M  B

  Tribal                     Hindu                 Unreligious                   Muslim                        Buddhist

lOW ON MISSIONARIES

Despite the billions of lost people located in the 10/40 window, only approximately 5% of evangelical Christian missionaries are working among the UPG’s of the 10/40 Window.  Jesus said “...this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations (in Greek "ta ethne"--all people groups), and then the end will come.” (Matt. 24:14, emphasis added)

SPREAD THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS

We spread the knowledge of Jesus by training indigenous pastors in Cambodia and  underground pastors in Vietnam, evangelizing Muslims in Ethiopia, and through outreach to university students in Cambodia and Vietnam. 

hELP THE vULNERABLE

We help the vulnerable by rescuing orphans, by providing clean water wells to remote tribal villages, by providing surgeries for the poor who cannot help themselves, giving scholarships so young people can attend university, and by joining the fight against sex-exploitation of young girls.  All this within the 10/40 Window.

We want to be faithful stewards who are cognizant of the situation of the world we are living in—bringing hope and help to those areas most in need of the light of the Gospel. We hope you will be inspired to get involved and make sure your life is making a difference beyond your immediate circle. You really can make a difference. We welcome you to join us on the battlefield. 
— John Bentley, Founder and Executive Director, Harmony Outreach