Here I am writing about the same thing again: the unreached and unengaged people groups of the 10/40 Window. I’m writing again because I am convicted and confounded by the lack of care and concern of Christians for those who have never heard of Jesus.

Christian: do you not find this as astonishing and unthinkable as I do? The Great Imbalance Of Global Missions is burning in my heart! Why do we not want to finish this Great Commission task? Why do we not want to speed the return of Jesus by going to the least reached peoples of the earth?

…by going where the zeros are.

Zero written scripture.
Zero churches.
Zero disciples.
Zero missionaries.
Zero chance to hear the gospel.

“I have made you a light for the gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 13:47

At Within Reach Global, there are villages that we travel among that have never in the history of mankind been graced with the presence of a minister of the gospel.

Where the zeros are, they have no understanding

of who Jesus is;
of the gospel;
of salvation.

“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” – C.T. Studd

Christian: they are families just like ours… but without Jesus!

“Yes, all the other callings are good, but I am taken by this ambition that Paul had,” says John Piper. “I will spend my life—I will give my life to preach the gospel where nobody has gone before!”

Where the zeros are.

“In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been—Villages whose people are without Christ, without God, and without hope in the world.” – Robert Moffat, 1795-1883 Pioneer Missionary to South Africa

I want to challenge you to rise up to the task with us at Within Reach Global, to honor God by reaching the unreached.

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Christian: Will you pray / send / go where the zeros are?

 

Video credit: SEND MEdia. Please consider partnering with SEND MEdia as they reach the unreached peoples of the 10/40 Window.

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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