For Christians in developed nations, it’s hard to imagine life without Gospel access. Believers have Scripture literally at their fingertips thanks to smartphone apps and widespread WiFi access. There are more than 400 versions of the Bible available in English.
At the same time, millions of people are utterly unaware of Christ and His Good News.
“Maybe the word ‘unreached’ is getting to the point that people are very vague as to what it means,” Marv Newell from Missio Nexus says, noting a commonly-used term in missions circles.
Many Christian organizations involved in “frontline” missions refer to certain populations as Unreached People Groups or UPGs. Usually, when fewer than two percent of a population is Christian and there’s no Scripture available in the people group’s language, it fits into the “unreached” category.
Changing the way organizations talk about UPGs makes it easier for believers everywhere to help reach them. Simply put, a significant portion of the people made in God’s image have no way to know Him, Newell says.
“One-third of humanity does not have access to a clear presentation of the Gospel.”
Missio Nexus is part of the Alliance for the Unreached, a coalition of ministries determined to make the Gospel accessible to all. Learn more here.
“A third of us; a third of humanity does not have access to the Gospel, and we want to do something about that,” Newell says.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to soften unreached hearts to receive the Gospel message.
- Pray for wisdom and discernment for organization leaders as they seek effective ways to reach the lost.