Evangelizing to the ends of the earth.
One afternoon our mission team hiked up a mountain to a village of about 500 people living a very simple life in little huts on stilts. They had no electricity so we carried in a portable generator, a projector, and a screen with the hope of being able to show them the Jesus Film. That evening we had the privilege of introducing the entire village of about 500 people to the Living God named Jesus. They met him personally as they watched the story of His life in their own language. They were mesmerized as they watched and listened attentively.
By the end of the movie, they were convinced that this Jesus was the one true God who loved them and had died, been buried and rose again to bring them salvation. Virtually the entire village prayed and gave their lives to Jesus. They firmly believed that Jesus would get the demons out of the people in their village and that he would certainly heal those who were sick too… just as He had done in the movie. We prayed and demons were cast out of about 15 people! We prayed and several sick people were healed instantly! Over 2,000 people put their faith in Jesus as their personal Savior that month.
The village chief took me aside to talk to me, with a high school girl serving as our translator. He had some questions that he wanted answers for. His first question was, “How long ago did this Jesus live on the earth?” I said, “Sir, it was about 2,000 years ago.” I will never forget the look of shock and deep grief on his face. Tears fell freely down his leathered brown face as he asked the penetrating question,
“Could you please tell me how come it has taken so long to get here?”
How many villages and people in the world still have never heard about Jesus? Do we know where unreached people groups live? Are we investing our time, our prayers, our missionaries, our resources in the most strategic ways possible? How close are we to getting the job done to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth?”
~ Diane Brask
Status of World Evangelization
Most of the unreached people groups are located geographically in what mission experts refer to as The 10/40 Window. The 10/40 Window is located from 10 degrees north to 40 degrees north of the equator, which includes Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Within this 10/40 window are:
Ethnic People Groups: 16,800
Least Reached People Groups: 6,950(41%)
Population in Least Reached Groups: 2.84billion
Global Seed Planters Evangelizes by:
- Seminars for Churches on Evangelism
- Hut to hut
- Home to home
- Friend to friend
- Neighbor to neighbor
- Village to village
- Outreaches through the local church
- Prison Ministry
- Hospital Visitation