Monday, May 16, 2016

International Day of the Unreached

Sunday, May 14th was International Day of the Unreached - a day that Moody radio made me aware of in the days leading up to the Sunday.

According to the Joshua Project, an unreached or least-reached people is a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers (identified as greater than 2% of the population) and resources to evangelize that people group.  (Click HERE to read The Joshua Project's data on Cambodia.)

Jesus came to seek and save the lost.  When He returned to Heaven, He left us with this command:
"And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"
(Matthew 28:18-20, NIV)

With more than 2 billion people who haven’t had a chance to meet Jesus, it’s time … to take a radical stand and say ‘This has to end in our generation.” - Rick Warren, pastor and author

God has called us to reach the unreached, a call that Titus and I know is leading us back to Cambodia.

From 1975-1979, 80% of Cambodian believers were martyred during the horrors of the Khmer Rouge.  From the small seed of some 2,000 remaining believers, the evangelical Church in Cambodia has since grown to more than 200,000 believers.  Nonetheless, evangelical Christians in Cambodia number less than 2% of the population and more than 75% of Cambodia is considered unreached.  The needs for evangelism and church planting in this war-ravaged country remain great.

Titus and I have chosen 1 Chronicles 16:24-25 as our verse for ministry in Cambodia:
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.”

A Buddhist monk in Kampong Cham and a Muslim school girl in Takao

Will you join us in praying for the unreached people groups in Cambodia and around the world?  Will you join us in praying for those who have already gone to reach these lives for Christ?  Will you help us go?

To see Christ glorified in Cambodia,
Titus, Jewel, Sophear, & Little Man