Today I wanted to share about a non-profit that I believe is doing some great work.
The Joshua Project is an organization dedicated to providing statistical information about people groups all across the globe in relation to whether or not they have followers of evangelical Christianity. While I have some qualms about the specificity of "evangelical" versus other types of Christianity, I think the Joshua Project is doing some important things to highlight the need for scripture and Christian witness in different parts of the world.
What They Do
The Joshua Project website has several different components. On the Home page you'll see an interactive map that displays the people groups of the world categorized by their level of "reachedness" - in other words, how many people in that area identify as evangelical Christians. They keep up with thousands of profiles for people groups and collect information on their populations, religions, and percentages of evangelical Christians.
On the home page you'll also see the Unreached of the Day, a section featuring a particular unreached people group. Today's unreached people group is the Aoka of China, but the widget below is constantly changing day by day! Highlighting a single group each day allows people to join in praying for them specifically, that the gospel would reach them. There's also an app!
On their website, the Joshua Project also offers resources like articles and books, videos, PowerPoint presentations, prayer cards, and projects for kids, all highlighting the importance and need for global missions.
There are ways that we can get involved, including through prayer. I think checking out the Unreached of the Day every day and saying a prayer for that people group as well as missionaries working to reach them is a simple but great way to get involved in what God is doing across the world.
What ways are you involved in missions? Have you heard of the Joshua Project?
P.S. You should also check out Perspectives on the World Christian Movement!
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