Today’s world has many pressures, and missions and missionaries are not exempt from their influence. Following are a few of the challenges in reaching our world with the Gospel.
UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Researchers estimate there are approximately 50 difficult- to-reach people groups, each with a population of at least 50,000, who have no missionary presence, Scriptures, or church in their culture.
The worldwide desire for education is great, and many families sacrifice so at least one child can go to college. Universities around the world have a culturally diverse student body. These students are ripe for the Gospel and universities are a great harvest eld.
PEOPLE FROM OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS
The challenge to reach the world of Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, and Buddhism is great. It is reported that more people are turning to Christ than in years past. However, these religions are strongholds that hinder people from seeing the Light of Jesus.
Wars around our world create vast populations of displaced people. As the number of refugees increases, families are separated, and living conditions often seem hopeless. Many are looking for help and hope.
According to statistics, there are 500 cities with a population over 1 million. It is projected that by 2050, 75% of the world will live in urban centers.
Take a moment to imagine the impact if believers around the world would share their faith at least once a month with someone.