Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A Few Stats from Missions Class

These are adapted from the notes of Dr. George Robinson's Missions Class at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Status of Christianity: Unreached and Unengaged Peoples
• Estimated 11,372 People groups
• Unreached estimated at 6,512
• Unreached, unengaged estimated at 3,498
• Unreached, unengaged people groups estimated at 638

Some Quick Facts about the Unreached, Unengaged People Group’s 100k+
• 310 are located in India
• 39% are predominately Muslim
• 25% are predominately Hindu
• 80 have no known evangelical resources available
• 278 reside in restrictive social settings
• 92 exist in extreme physical conditions
• 58 are located in places where the U.S. State Department advises citizens to not go
Access and Response
• 10% Evangelical, Bible-Believing Christians – 680 million – Saved
• 23% Cultural Christianity – 1.6 billion – Lost
• 43% Non-Christians with some access to the gospel – 2.9 billion – Lost
• 24% Non-Christian with little or no access to the gospel – 1.6 billion – Lost
Global Population Growth
• Global Demography
− 6.8 billion people
− 9.1 billion people by 2050
− 213,000 net increase every day
• India and China account for 1/3 of this increase
− Less developed countries: 5.3 billion to 7.8 billion
Human Suffering
• Increasing shortages of food and water as a result of population increases
• 30,000 children die each day as a result of malnutrition and disease-infested water
I pray God will raise up many people who will see these stats and give their lives trying to reach the unreached peoples of our world.

1 comment:

BoldLion said...

Wow! That is a lot and we all do need to pray! I do have a heart for India because I used to work with their people in Raleigh who are from India!

Thank you for sharing this with us!

Hungry to eat His Word!
'Guerite ~ BoldLion