Of the 3+ billion people who haven’t heard about Jesus, 97% live in the 10/40 Window. This area must be reached with the gospel.
All of our lives we’ve heard of the Second Coming… that we’ll soon see Jesus in clouds of glory. Yet here we are. Why hasn’t Jesus come?
Could it be that Jesus has asked us to do a task that remains undone–a task so important His return hinges on its completion?
The world population exceeds 7.5 billion people. More than 3 billion haven’t heard of Jesus. The end will come after the gospel has been preached in ALL the world (Matthew 24:14).
Introducing people to Jesus in the 10/40 Window
Adopt a Worker
by Bob Folkenberg Jr.
President, Chinese Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists
In partnership with each of you who supports the work of Gospel Outreach, the Chinese Union has been active in supporting local Chinese church-planting teams, which we call pioneer teams. Over the past five years 357 teams have been sent out to plant new churches in unentered areas. Of these, 317 have successfully planted a church. That is an 89 percent success rate. Now, every Sabbath, in what used to be unentered towns and city neighborhoods, groups of Jesus followers–Adventist members–meet to worship.
Though this statistic is good, it doesn’t mean the future will be smooth-sailing. On the contrary, the government in China is tightening its control and oversight of all religious activities. There is great uncertainty for what this will mean. We covet your prayers as the work to reach the largest country in the world moves forward. Please pray for the large cities where we might have one or two churches. Does having 200 members mean a city of 30 million is entered? There is so much more to do; so many more people to let know that there is a God who created them, loves them and wants to spend eternity with them.
Thank you, Gospel Outreach, for being such a wonderful and supportive ministry for this kind of indigenous work. Thank you, Gospel Outreach supporter, for the part you are playing. Your continued support is needed. Please pray for China and continue to support this important work.