As God’s people, we are commanded by Christ to go into all the world with the Good News (Acts 1:8) and make disciples of all nations (ethnos).
Part of Christian Life Center’s unique missions call is to go to and pray in areas where the Gospel has not had a visible presence. We believe that prayer plays an important role before any successful missions (church planting, etc.) can be experienced.
- Our pre-evangelism approach to reaching unreached/unengaged people groups
- Videos: Hopi | Tibet
- Click here or the image above to view some of our missions activities
UNREACHED AND UNENGAGED
The 10/40 Window is a rectangular shaped area on our globe extending from West Africa to East Asia, from 10 degrees to 40 degrees north of the equator (below).
Nearly 4 billion people live in the 10/40 Window, as well as 80 percent of the world’s poorest of the poor. Approximately 2 billion have never had the chance to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ even once nor do they know any Christians! They are unreached and unengaged. The 10/40 Window also encompasses the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and animists.
The great imbalance of missions is the fact that most missionaries are sent to areas of the earth where the Church already exists and the name of Jesus is known. There are very few missionaries working among the remaining unreached people groups within the 10/40 Window. The Tibet Autonomous Region of China is one of those places!
TAKING A CLOSER LOOK…
Source: Global Frontier Missions, The Joshua Project, etc.
33% of the world is considered Christian (roughly 2.5 billion).
72% of all world missionaries go to people that have Bibles and churches.
$39 Billion (87%) goes to countries considered Christians.
38% of the world has access to the Gospel but has not chosen to follow Jesus (roughly 2.9 billion).
25% of all world missionaries go to people that have some access to Bibles and churches.
$5.4 Billion (12%) goes to countries that have access to the Gospel
29% of the world has never heard of Jesus (roughly 2.3 billion).
3% of all world missionaries go to people that have no way to hear the Gospel.
$450 Million (1%) goes to countries that have no access to the Gospel.
In other words, 3% of our missionaries, armed with only 1% of the finances is going out to reach the 2.3 billion people who have NO access to the Gospel!
Christian Life Center’s unique call is to go to people groups where the Gospel has not had a visible presence and lay a foundation of prayer, crucial to any future missions work. Access to many of these countries must be done in a creative, non-Christian manner and must meet an immediate need.
Our approach is to provide personal solar lights and personal/community water filters to people living in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and the Tibetan exiles in Dharamsala, India. (The 2 red dots are Lhasa, Tibet and Dharamsala, India)
OUR WEBSITES & RESOURCES
RestoringTouch Touching our world with practical acts of Compassion
Unreached People Groups | There around 196 Countries with over 16,000 distinct people groups in the world. Over 7,000 people groups, almost 3 billion people, are unreached! Almost half have no churches, no believers, no missionaries, and know no one who knows the Gospel!
The State of the World | Unreached People Groups.
Lost | Unapproachable, inaccessible in location or situation, untouched, untouchable, disconnected, unable to be met or out of touch. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached. See also Tears of the Saints
The Greatest Story Never Told | Almost 2,000 of the world’s 7,000 languages are still waiting for their first portion of Scripture.
Beautiful Feet | There are places where the Good News has never been heard. The area of the Himalayas, the world’s highest mountain range, is one of the least evangelized regions on earth and where the Good News has never been heard.