The 10/40 Window
The 10/40 Window is an area of the world that contains the largest
population of non-Christians in the world. The area extends from
10 degrees to 40 degrees North of the equator, and stretches from
North Africa across to China.
There are more people living today than have ever lived in the entire
history of humanity. This phenomenal population explosion is
presenting many challenges for churches and ministries who are
seeking to take the gospel of Jesus Christ to every person on the
Today, over 6 billion people inhabit the earth. Approximately two
billion of these profess to be Christians. Another two billion live in
regions where access to the gospel is possible, but they have made
no profession of faith in Christ.
of the world's population -- more than 3.2 billion people -- live in the
10/40 Window. This is the vast area extending from 10 degrees to
40 degrees above the equator, stretching from North Africa, across
the Middle East and India, to China and Southeast Asia. Half of the
world's least evangelized cities are in this window.
Eighty-five percent of those living in the 10/40 window are the
poorest of the world's poor.
There are approximately 2500
unreached people groups in the 10/40 Window. In Southwest
China, we want to reach the Miao, Shui and Boyei peoples. In
Northern Nepal, the Tibetan and Dolpo. In Northern India, Kashmiri
Muslims. And in Southwest Kyrgystan, the Kyrgyz, to name just a
Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism are centered within the 10/40
There are millions of people
around the world that have never heard of God's love for them.
They've never heard of Jesus' death on the cross to forgive them of
their sins even once. A staggering 95% of the people living in the
10/40 Window are unevangelized.
Today, God is raising up ministries and
mobilizing the church, to take the gospel to the last unreached
people groups that live in this world today.
The Time is Now!
Jesus has commanded us to ...Ēgo and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of
the Holy Spirit,... teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you...Ē Matthew 28:19-20
Jesus also said in Matthew 24:14 that this gospel of the kingdom
will be proclaimed in all the world as a witness to all the
nations and peoples, and then the end would come.
What will you do in the next thirty days that will move
the Church toward reaching more people in the 10/40
window with the gospel?
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