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International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

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WHEATON, IL – Did you know that there are two billion people who have never heard of Jesus Christ? They don’t know that He came to earth to redeem them from the curse of sin and grant them eternal life in heaven. They don’t know that He is the only Way to the eternal life… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached: May 23, 2021

International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

PASADENA, CA – Sunday, June 9, 2019, is the International Day for the Unreached. This is the second in a short series of articles that will explain who they are, where they are, how we are doing, and how we can do better. In our first article, we introduced five major groups defined by the… Continue reading International Day for the Unreached – Where Are They? (Part 2)

‘Missionary Radio’ Giveaway Campaign Kicks Off to Enable Asia’s Unreached to Dial into the Good News

FEBC plans record distribution of free radios to share the gospel in countries where poverty and political restrictions keep people from hearing about Jesus LA MIRADA, CA – Christian broadcaster FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) has launched a year-long initiative to distribute a record number of its free “missionary radios” to unreached people groups, most… Continue reading ‘Missionary Radio’ Giveaway Campaign Kicks Off to Enable Asia’s Unreached to Dial into the Good News

Rising Wave of Support for Unreached Peoples Brings Hope of Global Flood of New Believers

A young deaf man in Ghana is baptized after coming to Christ through the ministry of ADOOR International, one of four new members of the Alliance for the Unreached, organizers of the International Day for the Unreached championing a greater missions focus on those with little or no exposure to the gospel.

International Day for the Unreached drive gains further traction with addition of four new organizing partners, bringing years of Great Commission passion and experience to campaign COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A campaign to concentrate focus on reaching those who have yet to hear the gospel is gaining further momentum with the addition of four more… Continue reading Rising Wave of Support for Unreached Peoples Brings Hope of Global Flood of New Believers

[ICC] Diverse Projects Spotlight ‘Broad Challenge’ of the World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

This Operation Mobilization (OM) bakery serves refugees from the Middle East, some from unreached people groups. As one of the organizers of the International Day for the Unreached, OM is seeking to heighten awareness of and involvement in efforts to share the gospel with those who have yet to hear about Jesus. Photo by Andrew W., OM International.

International Day for the Unreached organizers emphasize need for whole church to respond to Jesus’ Great Commission COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – United by a single goal, the champions of missions to the unreached follow a wide range of paths in taking the gospel to those who have yet to hear of Jesus. The breadth of… Continue reading [ICC] Diverse Projects Spotlight ‘Broad Challenge’ of the World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

One-Time Rebel Invites Others to Follow in Her Risk-Taking Footsteps in Taking Gospel to Unreached

Sheila Leech tells how she went from being a teenage rebel to vice president of international healthcare for missions agency Reach Beyond in her new book, God Knows What I’m Doing Here.

Troubled teen-turned-medical missionary aims to inspire others to trust God in new book chronicling her adventures in faith COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—A reformed rebel with a taste for adventure is looking to inspire others to step out and make a difference in the world. Sharing some hair-raising stories from more than 35 years’ missionary service in… Continue reading One-Time Rebel Invites Others to Follow in Her Risk-Taking Footsteps in Taking Gospel to Unreached

Campaign to Champion Needs of World’s 2 Billion Unreached People Gets Major Boost

Expansion of International Day for the Unreached alliance announced at NRB, underscores ‘growing importance’ of Great Commission campaign NASHVILLE — A movement to accelerate missions efforts among peoples who have yet to hear about Jesus continues to gain momentum, with two new additions to the International Day for the Unreached organizing group. Frontier Ventures and William… Continue reading Campaign to Champion Needs of World’s 2 Billion Unreached People Gets Major Boost

Audience for International Day for the Unreached Online Event Sunday Poised to Double Last Year’s

May 20 program will be live-streamed on Facebook by 12 partners in Alliance for the Unreached. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Fanned by interest on social media channels, Internet traffic and increased attention among a host of church and mission groups, a Facebook broadcast of this year’s International Day for the Unreached (IDU) is poised to double last year’s audience of… Continue reading Audience for International Day for the Unreached Online Event Sunday Poised to Double Last Year’s

‘American Idol’ Finalist to Lead Global Rallying Cry on Behalf of World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

'American Idol' finalist Phil Stacey hosts the May 20 livestreaming International Day for the Unreached global event, calling for greater involvement in efforts to share the gospel with the 2 billion-plus people who have yet to hear about Jesus.

Singer Phil Stacey hosting May 20 International Day for the Unreached event calling for greater focus on taking gospel to those who have yet to hear of Jesus. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A global appeal on behalf of the more than 2 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the gospel is to ring… Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Finalist to Lead Global Rallying Cry on Behalf of World’s 2 Billion Unreached People

‘Unreached’ Alliance Concerned by Church’s Unawareness of ‘Great Commission’ Mandate

Children in India from a Hindu background gather round to hear about Jesus on The Treasure, a solar-powered audio Bible distributed by World Mission (www.worldmission.cc), one of the organizations championing the International Day for the Unreached (www.dayfortheunreached.org) that is calling for a greater focus on those who have yet to hear the gospel.’’

Report revealing more than half of churchgoers don’t know of Jesus’ final directive spotlights importance of International Day for the Unreached call to reach those who have never heard gospel. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A new survey revealing that more than half of churchgoers don’t know of the Great Commission has spotlighted the importance of a… Continue reading ‘Unreached’ Alliance Concerned by Church’s Unawareness of ‘Great Commission’ Mandate

YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

NORTH WALES, UK — YWAM Ships Switzerland recently purchased a former Naval vessel in Scotland, which is currently being converted into a medical ship that will provide vital dental care to some of the most unreached communities in Madagascar. Youth With A Mission Switzerland is set to launch its latest outreach vessel to Madagascar where… Continue reading YWAM Ship Set to Bring Vital Medical Care to Madagascar

Christian Aid Mission Helps Desperate Single Mother in North Africa

AFRICA — A single mother of three in dire need, Shahd* was desperate when she called the national missionary supported by Christian Aid Mission. The missionary responded with compassionate aid and support, providing Shahd with the means to establish her own business and empowering her to provide for her family. According to the mission organization,… Continue reading Christian Aid Mission Helps Desperate Single Mother in North Africa

The Global Church Network’s ‘Synergize 2022’ Conference to Draw 700 International Church Leaders

ORLANDO — The 20th Anniversary of the biennial Synergize Pastor and Leader Conference organized by the Global Church Network (GCN), will equip and network more than 700 influential international evangelists and church leaders from 40 countries representing more than 100 denominations for evangelistic ministry. Specifically, Synergize 2022 will highlight remaining priorities for FINISH: 2030, GCN’s… Continue reading The Global Church Network’s ‘Synergize 2022’ Conference to Draw 700 International Church Leaders

Serving Christ Along the Silk Road

GREENVILLE, SC – Silk Road Catalyst is a Multi-National family of Disciple-Makers engaging the Gospel-Deprived in and from the Silk Road Region through a Presence of Legitimacy. The original Silk Road was a network of trade routes connecting China and the Far East with the Middle East and Europe during the Han Dynasty in 130… Continue reading Serving Christ Along the Silk Road

Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

CENTENNIAL, CO – Communitas International has been described as “a global missional movement focused on secular, “post-Christian,” and mostly urban communities.” The Mission Field When we think of the unreached, our minds gravitate toward a history of sending Christian missionaries to foreign countries where the people had never heard about Jesus and His great grace.… Continue reading Communitas International: Normal People with an Extraordinary Sense of Purpose

The Nations are Coming to Us

Carrie Johnson, Director of The Unreached Initiative CityServe

BAKERSFIELD, CA – We have seen the desperation of the Afghan people trying to escape as Taliban forces take over Kabul. The US Air Force C-17 plane was packed with 640 precious lives as countless others clung to the outside of the plane—risking life and limb to leave Afghanistan. As we process this grave situation,… Continue reading The Nations are Coming to Us

MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

MEDIA ADVISORY – MegaVoice, the organization that pioneered solar-powered audio Bibles, recently released the Envision Bible, a tablet designed specifically for visual learners, the deaf, and the hearing impaired so they can experience the content of the Bible. The high quality touchscreen tablet offers both security and accessibility, along with an intuitive, icon-based, easy-to-navigate user… Continue reading MegaVoice Releases New Tablet Device, ‘The Envision Bible,’ Allowing for Greater Worldwide Access to the Bible

David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

WHEATON, IL — On May 23, 2021, through its “A Third Of Us” campaign, the Alliance for the Unreached, a nonprofit collective made up of 50+ organizations, is inviting people across the U.S. to join a Facebook Live event at 1:11 pm (in each US time zone). The 1:11 Prayer Challenge is designed to raise… Continue reading David Platt, Francis Chan Join 50 Plus International Mission Organizations to Bring Awareness to an Old Cause in a New Way

World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The leaders at World Thrust International believe that no church is too small, nor is any church too big to be actively involved in world missions. Unfortunately, some churches think they are too small. Others think they are too big. This may be due to a philosophy of ministry adopted by some… Continue reading World Thrust – Catalyst for Global Missions

A Different Look at Missions from GFM

CLARKSTON, GA – Gospel Frontier Missions was founded in 2000 by one young couple with a burden to disciple people and plant churches in villages in Oaxaca, Mexico, where the people had never heard about Jesus. GFM has experienced supernatural growth over the past two decades. Its ministry now reaches around the world. But this… Continue reading A Different Look at Missions from GFM

StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

ORLANDO, FL – StoryRunners is an incredible ministry of Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). StoryRunners was founded specifically to accelerate the spread of the Good News of Jesus Christ to people who have no awareness of Scripture and who have no written language. The organization accomplishes this by creating oral stories that… Continue reading StoryRunners – How Shall They Hear?

Gospel for Asia Integrity & Credibility Affirmed by 27 Christian Leaders

  •  Francis Chan, Pastor & Author »  •  Palmer Holt, President, InChrist Communications » •  David Mains, Radio & TV Broadcaster »  •  George Verwer, Founder, Operation Mobilization » WILLS POINT, TX – K.P. Yohannan and Gospel for Asia (GFA World), the organization he founded in 1979, have served the Lord faithfully in 18… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Integrity & Credibility Affirmed by 27 Christian Leaders

Discover 222 Ministries International

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GLENDALE, CA – No, this is not a list of 222 international ministries. It is an introduction to the faith-based 222 Ministries International founded in 1991 to take the Gospel to one of the most difficult places on earth: Iran. 222 Ministries’ Beginnings Lazarus Yeghnazar and his wife, Maggie, left their home country not long… Continue reading Discover 222 Ministries International

Lord, Bless the BLESS Foundation

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LAKEWAY, TX – The BLESS Foundation is a Christian FBO dedicated to raising funds to support the projects of other faith-based organizations that are working among people who have not been reached with the good news of Jesus Christ. The BLESS Foundation is rather young compared to most of the FBOs that Missions Box News… Continue reading Lord, Bless the BLESS Foundation

Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

NEW YORK CITY – Global Gates shares with us a great desire to reach the unreached people of this world who have waited for the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. While obstacles of all sorts many times stand in our way, the Lord has been bringing the unreached people from the ends of the… Continue reading Sharing Jesus at the Global Gates

SERV International: Where Food Is a Platform

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CANTON, GA – SERV International focuses on providing food, both as an existential need and as a platform for sharing the Bread of Life. The global food crisis is familiar to Missions Box readers. To some extent, in one form or another, food distribution has become a common component for nearly every faith-based ministry. Rightly… Continue reading SERV International: Where Food Is a Platform

SEND International

FARMINGTON, MI – SEND International ’s roots were planted during World War II when the Lord spoke to the hearts of young Christian soldiers for the unreached people in the war-ravaged Pacific nations. Following the war, many of those men and women joined the Far Eastern Gospel Crusade (FEGC) to minister to the spiritual needs… Continue reading SEND International

Crossover Global’s Church-Planting Initiatives

COLUMBIA, SC – Make no mistake about it. Jesus is building His church just as He promised. And Crossover Global is “partnering” with Him to reach the unreached and to plant self-sustaining churches that will also serve as bases from which the Gospel is spread and churches are multiplied. Taking the Initiative Crossover Global launched… Continue reading Crossover Global’s Church-Planting Initiatives

CityServe: Illuminating Hope in the Darkness

BAKERSFIELD, CA – CityServe is a faith-based organization that enlists and mobilizes local churches to expand a church’s capacity to minister to a specific initiative, empower more people to be a light in their community, and offer Biblical solutions to the broken people in the community. Farmers to Families Food Box Program The organization engages… Continue reading CityServe: Illuminating Hope in the Darkness

Reach a Village

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PARK FOREST, IL – Reach a Village is a relatively young faith-based parachurch organization. It was founded in 2012 by Robert Craft, a servant of the Lord with more than 40 years of ministry as a pastor, missionary, and evangelical leader. The Need The vision for the ministry is rooted in Mark 1:38 (NET), where… Continue reading Reach a Village

Able to Serve: Enabling Disabled Adults

GARNER, NC – Able to Serve is a local outreach centered in Garner, North Carolina. Hundreds of Christian faith-based organizations are reaching the unreached people in isolated villages around the world. Able to Serve seeks to reach one of the world’s largest unreached groups, one that is often isolated within our own communities. “Adults with… Continue reading Able to Serve: Enabling Disabled Adults

Davar Partners Asks ‘How Shall They Hear?’

AUSTIN, TX – Davar Partners International is an oral Bible organization working with other like-minded partners. Their goal is to enable every oral learner in the world to have access to the Word of God in a language close to their hearts and in a form they can understand. They want to accomplish this by… Continue reading Davar Partners Asks ‘How Shall They Hear?’

Discover, Develop, Deploy at Launch Global

DALLAS, TX – Launch Global is a faith-based organization helping to prepare young people whom the Lord is calling to unreached people groups. The organization partners with local churches to mentor and deploy young people fully prepared in their heart and mind and soul for the work that awaits them. Preparation is a journey of… Continue reading Discover, Develop, Deploy at Launch Global

What Does “SIL” Translate To?

DALLAS, TX – The SIL International story began in the jungles of Guatemala when 21-year-old William Cameron Townsend was distributing Spanish translation Bibles among the Kaqchikel Indians. In the midst of his missionary work telling the Kaqchikel about the Jesus of the Bible, one astute Indian confounded the Bible college-educated Townsend with this question. “If… Continue reading What Does “SIL” Translate To?

Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

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NEW YORK – The Forum of Bible Agencies International is the world’s only forum for international Bible ministry leaders designed to benefit member agencies individually and through the partnerships they create. Let’s imagine that every Bible-believing Christian in America decides to move to a foreign country as ambassadors for Christ. What would that look like?… Continue reading Forum of Bible Agencies Collaborating to Provide Access to God’s Word

Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

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DALLAS, TX – International Literacy Day is September 8, 2020. Pioneer Bible Translators’ approach to reducing illiteracy is unique. Their name implies that their work is limited to Bible translation. While Bible translation is a key component of their work, Pioneer Bible Translators’ mission and vision are much broader. The PBT team includes translators who… Continue reading Pioneer Bible Translators – Bridging the Bible Literacy Gap

Mekong Reach Initiative Launched by Operation Mobilisation

MEKONG REGION — With millions of unreached people throughout the South East Asian countries where the Mekong River flows through Operation Mobilisation (OM) has launched a major outreach initiative to this region. Jesus’ followers are being equipped throughout Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam to ensure the people along the Mekong River experience the true… Continue reading Mekong Reach Initiative Launched by Operation Mobilisation

“No Truck Driver Has Ever Refused to Hear a Story.”

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WEST AFRICA – an IMB story. “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, [even] unto the end of the world.… Continue reading “No Truck Driver Has Ever Refused to Hear a Story.”

The Mincaye Miracles

ECUADOR – On April 29, 2020, Steve Saint reported that “A kind, gentle, fun-loving man has just died deep in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador.” Saint, who has spent years as a missionary in those jungles called Mincaye “his best friend in the world.” No doubt, if you have seen the film “Beyond the Spear”… Continue reading The Mincaye Miracles

24:14 – A Testimony to All Nations

HOUSTON – 24:14 is a faith-based organization that affirms the unique gifting and calling of every organization that is working to reach the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. The group does this by providing information, resources, and coordination to help facilitate that common goal. Put another way, 24:14 urgently promotes collaboration between… Continue reading 24:14 – A Testimony to All Nations

AMOR: 85-foot Boats Bring Good News to Amazon River Basin

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Over 1,000 tributaries flow into the Amazon River Basin that stretches over 4,345 miles. Because the mighty Amazon flows into the Atlantic Ocean in northern Brazil, many people suppose that the river basin lies entirely within Brazil. The Amazon River Basin actually runs through Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela as… Continue reading AMOR: 85-foot Boats Bring Good News to Amazon River Basin

Francis Chan Asks if the Christian Life Is Crazy or Perfectly Normal

One of the most read books about Christianity of the past 60 years has been The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee. It is a powerful and challenging book. Every believer should read it.Former megachurch pastor Francis Chan wrote a similar best-selling book in 2008, entitled Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God. Both authors… Continue reading Francis Chan Asks if the Christian Life Is Crazy or Perfectly Normal

Church-Planting Miracle in Mountains of La Laguna, Mexico

LA LAGUNA – This little village in remote Mexico, home to the Nahuatl people, was once unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. No one in the mountain community had ever heard the name of Jesus. No one had ever been told that God loves them or how they could have a personal relationship with… Continue reading Church-Planting Miracle in Mountains of La Laguna, Mexico

Technology Advances Bible Translation

ORLANDO – Christian leaders from preachers to artists, musicians and politicians are declaring 2020 the year of the Bible. It’s a campaign to promote a global celebration of the Word of God. According to the new president of Wycliffe Translators, new technologies are making it easier — and faster — to spread God’s Word. Twenty… Continue reading Technology Advances Bible Translation

Far East Broadcasting Company Proclaiming the Gospel Boldly

LA MIRADA, CA – “With nothing more than a heart to reach the lost and an understanding of radio’s ability to reach far and wide,” Bob Bowman and John Broger incorporated the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC). Their passion was to reach the world for Christ. Their divine direction was to minister to the people… Continue reading Far East Broadcasting Company Proclaiming the Gospel Boldly

Japan Needs Jesus

TOKYO – Japan rose like a phoenix out of the ashes of World War 2 to become the world’s third-largest economy and a leading producer of in-demand passenger vehicles. The country has taken a back seat over the last several decades as other developing nations have become giants of industry and technology. Yet millions of… Continue reading Japan Needs Jesus

7 Reminders About the 10/40 Window

WILLS POINT, TX – The primary ministry of Gospel for Asia and numerous similar efforts are focused on a portion of what has become known as “The 10/40 Window.” A recent article published by Advancing Native Missions, “What Is the 10/ 40 Window and Why Is it Important,” prompted this writer that it is time… Continue reading 7 Reminders About the 10/40 Window

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