REACHING THE NATIONS
YWAM ORLANDO'S COMMITMENT TO REACHING THE UNREACHED
The Great Commission was first given in Genesis, where God revealed His desire to bless all the peoples of the earth. Two thousand years later Jesus' last command was for His followers to disciple the ethnic peoples (Mt. 28:19-20).
Today there are roughly 6,000 ethnic peoples, or people groups, that do not have access to the Gospel. They are called 'least-reached' or 'unreached'. Jesus told his disciples that sharing the Gospel with these ethnic peoples would be essential to ushering in the end of the age (Mt. 24:14). (A great place to get more information about people groups is at www.joshuaproject.net.)
Every Christian can have a part in helping least-reached people groups hear the Gospel and have a spiritual community or church. All can pray. Many can give. Others can help churches and Christians get involved. The greatest need, however, is for Christians willing to go to these unreached people groups. Christians today live in the most exciting season of history because of what the Holy Spirit is doing to touch these least-reached peoples. YWAM Orlando is one 'connecting point' for you to go, get training, or otherwise support missions efforts among these peoples.
If you are interested in Frontier Missions, prayerfully consider doing our School of Missions! The SOM will equip you with practical training for cross-cultural missions and will help launch you out into the mission field.
The 10/40 Window is an area that includes parts of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia - between approximately 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called "The Resistant Belt" and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists.
An estimated 4.57 billion individuals, residing in approximately 8,686 distinct people groups, are in the 10/40 Window, which is also home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world.
The 10/40 Window has several important considerations:
- The historical and Biblical significance
- The 54 least evangelized countries
- The unreached people groups and cities
- The dominance of three religious blocs
- The pervasiveness of poverty
- The strongholds of Satan within the 10/40 Window. (edited from the Joshua Project Website)
This is an area of the world that is in great need of our missional focus. YWAM Orlando is committed to seeing the 10/40 Window transformed by the Gospel.
Will you be part of watching God transform the world?
20 OVERSEAS MINISTRIES AND 100 CHURCHES BY 2020
God deserves the greatest glory. One way to do that is by taking the Gospel to the least-reached people of the world (some of whom have never heard the Good News!), helping them start communities of worshipers, discipling them as they learn more about Jesus.
Vision 2020 is YWAM Orlando's commitment to starting 20 ministry locations and 100 churches among least-reached peoples by the year 2020. As of now, these efforts focus on nations/regions that span across Africa and Asia.
We would love for you to join us - either by helping send these teams or by joining one as a long-term worker - in fulfilling God's Great Commission.
ONE YEAR TO THE NATIONS
A lot can happen in one year. In just that short of time you could be living overseas fully trained and ready to bring Christ to unreached people.
Complete your classroom training in one year! Enroll in our Discipleship Training School to further develop your walk with the Lord, joining the Ekballo elective to start learning more about long-term missions. Once you've done that, you can be part of the School of Ministry Development and then the School of Missions!