UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
97% of Unreached People Groups Live in the 1040 Window.
3% of Foreign Missionaries are Working Among Unreached People Groups.
Scripture Compels us to Carry the Gospel to All People Groups
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19)
You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth (Acts 1:8)
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in Him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? (Romans 10:14-15)
I make it my ambition to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named (Romans 15:20)
Scripture Announces that All People Groups will be Reached
And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14)
I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb (Revelation 7:9)
Why a Priority on the Unreached?
God’s expressed plan for history is to create a thriving church in every people group on the planet. . . . So we are not just after the greatest number of people saved; we are also pursuing the particular shape Christ has declared He wants for His body — people of every tribe and tongue. . . .God has declared that He wants heaven to consist of people of every tribe and tongue, and that history cannot end until that happens . . . For many . . . unreached people groups there are no current plans for missionaries to bring them the Gospel. . . . Christ has done the work to save them, but they have to hear about it before it can benefit them. . . . Yes, there are lots of needs everywhere. But there are thousands of unreached people groups around the world where no one has yet gone, and no one is in line to go.
Kevin DeYoung (The Gospel Coalition)