Two days ago, I read an article out of the Jan/Feb 2018, Mission Frontiers magazine that just arrived the other day, written by the editor, Rick Wood, “24:14, The Best Hope for Reaching All Peoples. Are You In?” Here are a few quotes from this article:
“In 1974 at the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization, Dr. Ralph Winter pointed out the uncomfortable reality that we would never complete world evangelization at the rate the global church was going because the Church was sending the vast majority of its mission resources to the areas and peoples of the world where there was already an existing church, i.e. they were reached.
We are facing a similarly uncomfortable reality in our day as we did in 1974--missions and church planting as usual will not get us to the goal of reaching all peoples and providing access to every person. The vast majority of our mission efforts are still focused on the reached areas of the world…Only a tiny fraction of Church funds and personnel go to those peoples with the least access to the gospel. Unfortunately, the most commonly used methods of church planting are not able to keep up with the growing population within unreached peoples.” (Used by permission).
We are indebted to God’s grace for giving us the same vision and understanding years ago. Now the passion for reaching the unreached is driving this ministry to train indigenous leaders to reach their “neighbors” with the gospel. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14).
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