Globally, there are numerous villages with no believers, no Bibles, and no churches. We estimate:
8,000 villages in Cambodia
50,000 in Myanmar
70,000 in Thailand
60,000 in Bangladesh
400,000 in India.
When including Eurasia, China, and Africa, there are over 1,000,000 unreached villages remaining in the world today.
Why after 2000 years do these people still live in darkness without Christ? With such staggering need, we must continue to help send trained disciples, like Jesus did, to carry out His work and complete the task. In Mark 16:15, he commanded, "Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone" (NLT). No person left behind, no village unreached! That is the clear intention of Jesus Christ.
Hundreds of applications from local prospective church planters are received every year. They request training and Bibles to go to these unreached villages. Our prayers, our encouragement and our financial assistance will help fulfill the call.
Many places still lack the modern infrastructure of transportation and communication. These unreached people are often physically remote and culturally isolated. They usually live in places where no foreign missionaries would go due to the political, economic, or cultural conditions. In most cases, they will only be reached by Christian workers from within their own country who can travel and share the Gospel.
Why have these local workers not gone already? In most cases, the poverty and physical difficulty for the local Christian workers are the reasons. These Christians need help to be equipped with the right tools and mobilized, sent out in Jesus' name to do what He has called them to do. This is the most efficient and effective way to plant churches in these villages--by allowing those who already understand their language and culture to share the Gospel of Christ.