“Unreached, Unengaged, under-engaged, 4, 083 people groups, almost 3 billion people….”
These terms and statistics refer to peoples living around the world that have little to no gospel influence in their community. While terms and statistics are helpful in quantifying need and tracking progress, they are terrible at telling stories of real people. Stories of men, women, and children who live in a world where they wake up and go to sleep without having the opportunity to hear the name of Jesus. Stories of men, women, and children who live in a world where they are neglected, oppressed, and in need. Motivation to participate in the Great Commission and reach people needs to go beyond terms and statistics. Every man, woman, and child has a story. Take time this week to learn somebody’s story. Engage people in conversation. If you are interested in unreached, unengaged, and under-engaged peoples around the world, go beyond the statistics and start learning their stories, too.
Here is a story to know. China file has done a wonderful job with the Uighurs (pronounced wee-gers) of China, highlighting their struggles as a people. Click here for the story.