Q: How many countries are closed for traditional missionaries?
A: 50% of the world’s countries do not allow missionaries.
Q: How many people groups are there in the world?
A: There are over 16,000 different people groups all over the world
Q: How many people groups are classified as “least reached”?
A: More than 6,500.
Q: How many of the 6,500 of the “least reached” groups have some immigrants in USA?
A: At least 60. Some may be in your community. Pray for opportunities to meet.
Q: How many nations are represented in the USA?
A: 190. The world lives here. There are about 192 nations in the United Nations.
Q: How many languages are spoken in the United States of America?
A: It is reported that there are 650 languages spoken in our country. 12% of the homes do not speak English in their home.
Q: Do you feel that mission minded people need to consider new a new focus for reaching the world?
A: Yes, the world has moved here to the communities of our churches. Let’s give emphasis to missions in the neighborhood or our local church. You don’t have to leave home to reach the world.
Q: Where can I find a list of the nations represented in my city, county or zip?
A: Go to www.Peoplegroups.info The click on your state and select the category. This list of nations can become a prayer list for you church to reach the world in your area.
Key talking points for Ethnic to Ethnic Ministries, Inc.
1.The Great Commission has not changed and God plans for people from every tongue, tribe and nation to be in heaven.
2.The world is changing. Let’s adapt our outreach methods.
3.We need to look for changes that will allow us to have a part of reaching the world.
4.God has moved people from most of the nations and people groups of the world to the U. S.
5.Churches are organized and have potential workers. We don’t need professional missionaries to work this program.
6.Ethnic people here need freedom from their religion based on fear.
7.These Ethnic people can develop a spiritual passion for their own people group, if we demonstrate a passion for the world, especially for their nation.
8.Ethnic people have the best insight into how to communicate the message to their own ethnic group
9.People from other nations can find ways to send the Gospel even where it is dangerous for them to return to their homeland.
10.Some ethnic people may return home but we should not try to program them for that purpose.
11.We should become brothers with believers to such an extent that they will be able to share their views and needs.
12.We should assist where it is necessary but allow them to have ownership of their own passion and ministry.
13.American’s are not the only ones who can give the Gospel and plant churches. Let’s let God work.
Local church congregations reflecting the ethnic diversity of their community, united in Christ to reveal God’s glory to the nations.