WHO WE SERVE: 10/40 Window overview
The goal of 24:14 World is to reach the nations for Christ Jesus. That every tribe, tongue, and people group has a witness for our Lord Jesus Christ. We endeavor to further the command of Jesus in Matthew 24:14 by equipping and empowering native missionaries around the globe. Experience has taught us that when the gospel is introduced in an area by native peoples it is much more readily accepted particularly because it is easier for the people to relate to each other without the obstacle of cultural barriers. It’s also extremely important to note that when persecution comes native missionaries are more equipped to stand the test and bear a strong witness to the crowd of watching unbelievers which can lead to their transformation and salvation.
What is the 10/40 Window?
The 10/40 Window is a term that refers to the part of the globe that is located between 10 and 40 degrees north of the equator. It is a rectangular area covering a portion of the eastern hemisphere as well as a portion of the European and African part of the western hemisphere as shown in the image above. In general, the people in this corridor are among the poorest of the poor and have the least access to the gospel on the planet.
What countries are in the 1040 window?
Below is a list of countries that are within the 10/40 Window that you can be praying for and partnering with us to reach with the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ:
China, Hong Kong
United Arab Emirates
West Bank / Gaza
What religions are in the 10/40 Window?
Islam is the most dominant religion found in the 10/40 window. It spans across the north of Africa into the Middle East with over 1 billion followers. Hinduism is the next most dominant religion centered in South Asia with another 1 billion people serving 33 million false gods. Buddhism is the third most common religion in Southeast Asia. There is also a large group of atheists or non-religious people, mainly centered in China who are also desperate to hear the redeeming gospel of Jesus Christ.
How many unreached peoples are there?
Are there still parts of the world where the gospel hasn’t been preached? What percentage of the world is unreached? These are common questions we hear and as we live our daily lives here in our American culture with multiple churches found in every town it can be hard to believe that yes, indeed, there are still entire people groups who have yet to be reached with the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.
In fact, it is estimated that there are still 6,176 unreached people groups which include approximately 3.17 billion people living in darkness, unaware of the peace and hope of Jesus Christ.
The great commission still stands. All nations have yet to be reached and we need to work together toward that end. We invite you to join us in furthering His kingdom by partnering with native missions here.