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Graphic image highlighting dense population in South and East Asia

Surprising Numbers

The Center for the Study of Global Christianity, based at Gordon Conwell Seminary, published an excellent report in June 2013 regarding Christianity in its Global Context. Below are some statistics that may surprise you. (More details can be found online at Gordon Conwell’s website).

On the map above, 3.819 billion people live within the highlighted circle, and 3.227 billion live elsewhere.

Here are the twenty countries with the highest Average Annual Christian Growth Rate:

1 Nepal (Asia, South Central): 10.93%

2 China (Asia, Eastern): 10.86%

3 United Arab Emirates (Arabian Peninsula): 9.34%
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Graphic image of the 10/40 Window

Where are the Workers – Part 2

We’ve talked in the past about the skewed percentages of where Christians are working cross-culturally. I came across a stat today that reminded me of that, and it got me a bit fired up. In 2010, the nine nations that received the most international missionaries were home to only 3.4% of the world’s non-Christians. I had mentioned previously that on average there is one Christian worker for every 278,431 people living in unreached people groups. Using that ratio, we can estimate that in most nations in the 10/40 Window, there are roughly 4 missionaries for every 1 million non-Christians. …continue reading…

Storytelling Changes Lives

After an initial training session, a YWAM OneStory team traveled to China and settled among an unreached people group of about 70,000 members — a people group without Christ, without a church, without any Scripture. Their mission: To help create a set of 33 Biblically accurate stories in the language of the people group, the first time they would have God’s truth in their own tongue. As each story was created, it would be told and retold orally until …continue reading…