Cafe 1040's mission was formed around the reality that there are almost 3 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. That’s 42% of the entire world’s population and the majority of these people groups all live in one area of the world – the 10/40 Window.
Before Christ left earth, He gave a specific task to accomplish. We commonly refer to this as the Great Commission found in Matthew 28. Many of us are well acquainted with this verse, but how are we doing with accomplishing this task? Let's step back and take a big picture survey of the state of the world. There are pages of research that cover this topic in more depth. Here is just an overview to get started.
It’s one of those things that doesn’t set in too easily. It’s unfamiliar and particularly hard to imagine. We talk about it all the time here at Cafe 1040, but to truly believe the reality of the situation remains a difficult task. There are billions of people who have no access to the gospel. We get to the opportunity to be a part of telling someone about Jesus for the first time. Stories like this one never become typical.
As Magdi found himself at the end of his rope, he wept in his bed. He was an innocent man being falsely accused of murdering his troubled cousin. The city buzzed with life outside his window like it does every Thursday night but he felt terribly alone. All of the Hindu gods he had prayed to had left him hopeless and in the dark.