Sunday, March 25, 2007

Missions Seminar

I attended a fantastic missions seminar yesterday given by Christian workers serving in a part of the world where missionaries are not legally welcome. The following are some facts shared that I scribbled down in my note pad:

World C = the 35% of he world that claims Christ as Lord
World B = the 42% of the world that has heard the Gospel but rejected it
World A = the 25% of the world that has never heard the Gospel

The 10/40 Window is in "World A." The major religions in that region of the world are Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.

91% of all international missionaries are sent to World C.
8% of all international missionaries are sent to World B.
1% of all international missionaries are sent to World A.

75% of all Bible translations are distributed in World C languages.
24% of all Bible translations are distributed in World B languages.
3% of all Bible translations are distributed in World A languages.

Isaiah 55:11 "...so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Hebrews 4:12 "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."

75% of our missions budgets are spent in World C countries.
45% of our missions budgets are spent in World B countries.
0.5% of our missions budgets are spent in World A countries.

0.5% of missions budgets are allocated to the portion of the world that has never heard the gospel.

Wow.

HT: One World Mission Blog

4 comments:

luann said...

I was going to write this same exact blog. I swear. But you've saved me time. Now I can just copy and paste it as my own. :)

Bryon Mondok said...

Great minds... and all that. Where'd you post it?

Vicki Small said...

So...we're throwing our money at the choir?

This reminds me of the skit--the one with the bread--we saw at the Compassion Advocates conference, last summer.

Luann said...

Click on my name. (Thanks for your assistance!)