Have you ever experienced that strange phenomenon of seeing the same reoccurring time on the clock day after day? I do. Regularly.

The times I see nearly every day as I glance at my phone, clock and other time sources are always 9:11 and 10:40. It’s bizarre. It’s become a theme in my life that I sense God daily reminding me that there is an emergency (9:11am) in the 10/40 Window (10:40am).

I know it’s silly. It’s just times and numbers. But day after day without fail I end up seeing the same exact times. It serves as a simple reminder for me to pray for:

Here is a powerful video that will encourage you to pray with me for unreached people groups and individuals who have never even heard of the name of Jesus before:

So the next time you look at your watch and it read 9:11 or 10:40, please remember to pray for the emergency in the 10/40 Window, namely that millions are plummeting headlong into hell without knowledge of a Savior.

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Pray also how you might partner with Within Reach Global to reach the remaining unreached tribes in Southeast Asia.

“The task of missions is not over. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, and the alternative is hell. And millions and millions of people are on their way there, and we have the only means of escape in our hands and in our hearts: Jesus Christ.” – John Piper


Here’s another cool thing my dad encouraged me to do years ago. Every time you look at the clock, try to quote a scripture verse that corresponds to the numbers. For example, if your clock reads 5:10pm, quote Matthew 5:10, “God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.” If the time is 3:16pm, then obviously quote John 3:16, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”

You get the point. Have fun!

What are the reoccurring times you see when you look at your watch?

David Joannes
Founder/President at Within Reach Global
David Joannes is the co-founder and president of Within Reach Global, Inc, which serves the advance of the Gospel in some of Southeast Asia’s most difficult places. He is the author of The Space Between Memories: Recollections from a 21st Century Missionary. David has a love for language, culture, and creative writing, and for the last 20 years, he has witnessed God’s Kingdom established in forgotten parts of the globe. David lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with his wife, Lorna, and their daughter, Cara.
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