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The majority of the people that have not yet heard the message of eternal salvation and peace with God through Jesus, live within what we call the 10-40 window. These are the countries from the west coast of Africa to the east coast of Asia and approximately from 10 degrees to 40 degrees north of the Equator. Here live millions of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and others, who have never had the opportunity to hear about Jesus.
East Africa is a turbulent area in desperate need of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but it’s also an area where it’s hard for missionaries from the west to enter. Though it’s possible for missionaries to travel to some of the countries (like South Sudan), other countries are totally closed for western missionaries.
There are, however, many fervent followers of Jesus in those areas and many of them are also more than willing to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their own regions and beyond. What they need is someone to send them out and give them the proper training they need. Mission1040.com already has several active evangelists in places like Darfur, Chad, South Sudan, Kenya and Egypt, but we need to see a new generation of pioneers willing to reach the unreached.
One of the countries that we are focusing on now is South Sudan, which borders with Sudan, where out of the 164 people groups living there, 128 are considered unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is according to the latest updates from Joshua Projects 2000. This means that 78% of all the people groups in the country is considered unreached.