Friday, October 02, 2009

Challenging Mission Facts

(by Joshua Project)

• Of the 16,367 people groups by country, 6,645 are still considered unreached.

• 9,722 people groups by country are not considered Least-Reached, totaling 3,956,676,000 individuals, or about 59% of the world's population.

• Of the 16,367 total people groups, 6,645 are identified as Least-Reached using Joshua Project criteria, totaling 2,744,813,000 individuals. Of these 6,645 groups, 5,188 are in 10/40 Window countries. That means 78% of all unreached people groups are in the 10/40 Window.

• 1,457 of the Least-Reached groups are NOT in the 10/40 Window, totaling 350,803,000 individuals. These groups are relatively accessible to the Good News of the Gospel.

• Of the 6,645 Least-Reached people groups, about 3,462 (52%) are small groups under 10,000 in population (or population unknown) and all these groups total less than 8,000,000 individuals. Of the remaining 3,183 least-reached groups, about 1,292 are under 50,000 in population. That leaves 1,891 Least-Reached groups 50,000 and over in population. A vibrant church in a large group may take the gospel to a number of smaller satellite people groups that have ethnic similarities.

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