Friday, March 11

What is the 10/40 Window?

The 10/40 Window is an imaginary rectangle drawn on the globe stretching from the tenth to the fortieth parallels, north of the equator. Containing one third of the landmass of the planet, it is where the greatest concentration of the world's unreached people live out their days.

  • 60% of the world's population (that's 3.9 billion people) live in the 10/40 Window, and 95% of them have never heard the Gospel
  • People in the 10/40 respond to the gospel at a rate 110 times higher than people elsewhere
  • Only 2 out of 100 missionaries work in the 10/40 Window
  • 17 million Hindus, 613 million Buddhists, and 1 billion Muslims live there, each of these religions having started within the 10/40
  • 82% of the poorest of the poor live in the 10/40, but…
  • less than 2% of all money spent on every form of Christian ministry is used in the 10/40

1 comment:

lipstickface said...

hey! I go to the 10/40 window!!!!
I do missions work in Turkey - cool!

Its AWESOME THERE!!!!!
like its not what you see on the news or what youre afraid in your head its going to be like.
the people LOVE US and know that God is with us and one of the first places we went we decided to just you know, love on them, without talking about Jesus - just to get a foot in the door and test the waters to see how it would be - in five minutes they were grabbing our hands and laying it on their sick parts to get healed - they totally knew Christ was with us without us even saying anything. it was totally awesome! They were playing their music and we were all dancing with them, laying hands on them and they were getting healed and saved it was so cool!