Population Per Missionary
The above illustration shows the ratio of missionaries to the population of the people to whom they are ministering. We know what God's desire is for the nations: "May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on the earth, your salvation among all nations" (Psalm 67). But what does this illustration and our practices say about are desires? America is one of if not the most evangelized nations on the planet. It is also the wealthiest nation on the planet. The 10/40 window, on the other hand, is home to the least evangelized and poorest nations on the planet. Currently, for each missionary in the 10/40 window there are between 10,000 and 1 million people in the area they serve. This number is grossly disproportionate. Our funding missions is also askew. "Out of every $l,000 dollars given by North American Christians, the amount going to ministries reaching Muslims in the Middle East is five cents" (B. Stearns). We give five cents out $1,000 dollars to share the gospel to a billion Muslims who will spend eternity in Hell apart from Christ. Jesus said, "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matt 6:21). God's heart is with the nations... where is ours?