A Startling Reality

After 2,000 years of Christianity how can it be that:

  • 831 million Muslims prostrate themselves in prayer towards Mecca five times a day?
  • Thousands of devout Buddhists renounce everything in life, leave their families and become monks, owning nothing but a saffron robe and a begging bowl?
  • Millions of people are trapped in countries were Christianity is a criminal offence?
  • 9 out of 10 people are lost and without Christ, 4 out of 5 have never heard the name of Christ, and 1 out of 2 cannot hear of Christ because there is no one to tell them? 

           


It is the vision of Nosnuma to partner with people of like faith to help reach the world's most unreached.


The 10/40 Window


  • Today nearly 3 billion people are still unreached with the Gospel and tragically 97% of these live in what is called the 10/40 window.
  • This is an area extending from West Africa to Asia between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north of the equator.
  • Think about this: Nearly 3 billion people have never heard the gospel, and 97% of them live in the 10/40 window.
  • Of the 157 billion dollars a year given to the church only 0.5% percent is designated to reach these who have never heard the gospel.
  • Of the over 300,000 missionaries in the world, only 1.1% of these are trying to reach these 3 billion people who have never heard the name of Christ.
  • In Asia there is only one Christian worker for every 5.6 million people as a result everyday 80,000 people die without ever hearing the gospel.


The Harvest truly is plentiful

Although the mass of unreached multitudes in the 10/40 window seems overwhelming, Jesus gave us the promise that “the harvest truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few” (Matthew 9:37). It is only when God’s people in obedience accept this promise and seek to reach the lost that the harvest will be reached.

Like most Asian countries, the Philippines is steeped in dead religion and idol worship. In the summer of 2002, Nosnuma Director  Mike Redick was invited to do some evangelistic work on a University campus in the Philippines.  Having heard a devotion given on Acts 8, and being struck by those words “Arise and go” (Acts 8:26), he arose and went and the Lord opened some wonderful doors and poured forth His harvest. They were invited to preach the gospel in every classroom in five different universities, to the student bodies of several different high schools, and to several thousand military cadets on their parade grounds.   In a span of 8 short weeks they preached the gospel 170 times to over 14,000 people and had many professions of faith.

During those meetings a young university student named Ven heard the Gospel message and was gloriously saved. Having come from a religious but lost family he immediately took the Gospel to his family and a short time later his father; mother, brother and sister were saved. They then took the Gospel to their friends and relatives and many of them were saved. A few months later they gathered these new converts together and formed a church. Today in that city is a church with three growing outreaches being pastored by Ven’s father.

Sometime after Ven gave his life to Jesus he answered the call of God and today he partners with Nosnuma and serves as National Director of Student Movement for Christ International, which has outreaches on 55 universities and college campuses. Ven and his team share the Gospel with tens of thousand of people and disciple hundreds who in partnership with Nosnuma take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

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