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.