Before ascending to Heaven after three years of ministry, Jesus gave his followers one final command: Go and make disciples of all nations.
The vision was clear and the task was simple - establish obedient fellowships of Christ-followers among every people group of the world.
In line with the rest of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation, Christ gave his followers a vision of people from every tribe, tongue, nation, and race worshipping the one true God.
the question remains
So the question remains: Have we accomplished the task Christ gave His Church?
Thankfully, we live in a day and age where we have more information available to us than ever before. We now know how many people groups there are in the world, we know how many of them have an established body of believers, and we know how many are left to be reached with the gospel.
According to Joshua Project, there are close to 17,000 people groups in the world today, making up the world’s population of just over 7 billion.
Out of these 17,000, nearly 10,000 have already been reached with the Gospel. Praise God! This is good news! This means that there are 10,000 people groups (containing around 4 billion people) who have access to the gospel.
the TASK remains
However, there are still 7,000 people groups remaining that have no access to the gospel, with 3 billion people living among these unreached people groups.
These unreached people groups are people groups who most often will have no Christians, no churches, and no Scripture in their language.
Statistically speaking, someone living among an unreached people group will live and die without ever hearing the gospel. Not even one time. Not even one chance to choose Jesus.
This reality compels everything we do at Cafe 1040. We are working toward a world where everyone has access to the story of Jesus. This is the problem we are trying to solve.