10/40 Window: Do you need to be stirred to action?

How many in the world have never heard the gospel?

Most of the people groups still unreached by the gospel live in places stretching across the maps of northern Africa and Asia. Christian missions strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area or band: "the 10/40 window." He used that easy-to-remember name because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator.

Read Luis Bush' April 1996 10-40 window message: Getting to the Core of the Core"

The task remaining: Click on
red 10/40 window area
of this world map
for staggering statistics

1040 Window factsworld map, 10/40 window map where unreached peoples live

"We need another surge into the darkness! May God give us the necessary urgency and passion."
   -- Dale Butler, Nazarene Bible College student

World evangelism statistics: Of the 55 least evangelized countries, 97% of their population lives within the Ten-Forty Window.

Unless something changes soon, huge numbers of these unreached people will never hear the Gospel. Why? Well, Justin Long estimates that only about 10% of the global missionary force is working there Open evangelism is difficult and even impossible because of governmental restrictions in many 10/40 Window countries. Those are creative access areas.

What will you do in the next five days that will move the Church toward reaching people in the 10/40 window with the gospel?

The vision of a dying world: The people in the mission fields

Working on a school report about missions? Here are some facts to use.

Missions statistics from the places of the 10/40 Window:

Statistical data on unreached people groups / prayer points:

The statistics of the numbers of non-Christians can be staggering [ fate of the unevangelized? ]

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"I will praise you among the nations, O Lord" -- Psalm 18:49

Global harvest in the nations: List of countries in the area designated as the 10/40 Window

Afghanistan
Algeria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chad
China
Cyprus
Djibouti
     Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Gibraltar
Greece
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Iran
Iraq
Israel
     Japan
Jordan
Korea, North
Korea, South
Kuwait
Laos
Lebanon
Libya
Macau
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
     Morocco
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Niger
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sudan
     Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen

World A, World B and World C

Some mission strategists have divided the world's population into three groupings: World A, World B and World C

World watch list

50 countries where limitations, oppression and even severe persecution await Christians

What can you do about the unevangelized and unreached parts of the world?

NextFour things you can start doing today. Also, read what Phil Bogosian says about those 66,000 people who are dying without any knowledge of Christ every day. [ read more ]

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