The 10/40 Window

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The 10/40 Window is the geographical area located from 10 degrees to 40 degrees north of the equator stretching from West Africa to the Philippines. This “window of the world” includes: northern Africa, the Middle East, India, China and most other nations in Central Asia.

10/40 Window Facts

  • Nearly 4 billion people live here, including 90 percent of the world’s poorest of the poor. It is estimated that nearly 1.8 billion of these people have never had the chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ – not even once!
  • The center of many world religions and strongholds are headquartered here. – Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Animism, Atheism, and Sikhism – is headquartered in the 10/40 Window.
  • In many of the 67 countries represented in the 10/40 Window, being a missionary is illegal and anyone sharing the Gospel could mean death. Truly, the 10/40 Window remains the darkest and most inhospitable territory to the cause of Christ and represents the greatest remaining stronghold of Satan.
  • Two-thirds of the world’s population (4 billion) live in the 67 nations of the 10/40 Window.
  • 95% of the people are unevangelized.
  • 90% of the people are the poorest of the poor, averaging $250 per family annually.
  • 43 of the 50 worst countries in the world for persecution of Christians are here.
  • Only five pennies out of every $100 spent on missions goes to this desperately needy area of the world.
  • Illiteracy is widespread.
  • Terrorist organizations and child prostitution run rampant in many of these nations.
  • Horrific abuse of women and children remains unchecked.
  • Children as young as 18 months old are trained to be soldiers.
  • It is estimated that 1.8 billion people have not heard the Gospel a single time.