Overwhelmed by Lostness

The Numbers tell a story.

 

The Progress of Global Evangelism

 

 

–  A people group is a people with its own language and own culture.There are 16,595 people groups in the world according to www.joshuaproject.net–  There are 6,864 unreached people groups in the world.
–  An unreached people group is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group.
–  The world population is quickly approaching 7 billion people. An estimated 3.5 billion people have never heard the gospel.
–  It takes 9 Southern Baptist Churches to produce 1 missionary.
–  There are 5,600 full-time Southern Baptist Missionaries presently overseas. Next year that number is likely to decline to 5,000.
–  The average Southern Baptist Member gives only 2.5% to their local church. Only 27% of Southern Baptist Church Members tithe and give sacrificially.
–  Matthew 24:14 – “This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end shall come.”
–  “The gospel is only good news if it gets there on time.” Carl F. H. Henry

Will we do anything? Will we pray, give and go – to the remotest parts of the earth (Acts 1:8)?

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About brentprentice

Brent is the lead pastor and one of the Elders at Eagle Heights in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He has been married to Lacey for 14 years and together they love two sons, Luke and Elijah, and a daughter, Bella.

Posted on November 9, 2010, in Missions. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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