Tuesday, April 12, 2011

86% of Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists do not even know a Christian

My fear is that many of the things we call “missions” are simply inter-church aid. We talk about “serving the national believers” or sending our money to them to “do it.”

But what do you do when there are no believers there? Send money? We all know that the unreached people groups have nobody in them to send your money to.

As a first step, we need to get there! How many of your church’s global workers are serving with Muslims? Hindus? Buddhists? I don’t mean working, say, in the Middle East with Arab Christians, or working in India with tribal people groups or Dalits. Those can be good things. There is lots of other work that needs to be done everywhere.

But the fact that 86% of the Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists of the world do not even know a Christian, simply must change. What are you doing to help that change?

(excerpted from Greg H. Parsons, How is Missions Working out for you? Mission Frontiers, March-April 2011)

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