There are 4.2 million Hakka Chinese peoples in Taiwan with only 2% of them being evangelical Christians.
The Hakka are quite family-centric, with an emphasis on the extended family clan and the veneration of deceased ancestors. Family values typically include diligence in work, preservation of resources and having high regard for education. In Taiwan, many are engaged in agriculture.
Due to the important role that family plays among these precious people, to uphold harmony, many Hakka are not open to considering other religious beliefs such as Christianity.
The Gospel has started to take root in this community and uproot idolatry. Are you ready to join in moving this forward?
In 1974, a civil war broke out between the Cambodian government and Communist rebels known as the Khmer Rouge. Possibly three million Central Khmer died between 1975 and 1979, while the Khmer Rouge ruled.
In 1975, the Khmer Rouge nearly destroyed Cambodia. In order to depopulate cities, three million people were forced into the countryside as slave labor. Currency was abolished; religion was eradicated; education was suspended; medicine was forbidden; and people who could read were often massacred all in the name of the ideal of rural social reform.
Despite this devastating setback in the Khmer culture, there are currently about 2,400 churches throughout Cambodia. The national Khmer church initiative is to see a church in every village by 2021 or a total of 14,000 churches.
Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!” – Isaiah 6:8
It has been said that Kurds “hold their Islam lightly.” This is perhaps due to several factors, one being that many Kurds still feel some connection with the ancient Zoroastrian faith.
The Kurds, about 25 million strong have always lived in the same place and trace their roots back to the Medes of ancient Persia. In fact, the Magi, or wise men, who traveled from the East to deliver their gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem were most likely Zoroastrian priests, ancestors of the modern Kurds.
Kurdish society consists mainly of tribes that arose from a nomadic and semi-nomadic way of life in previous centuries. It is strongly fragmented and is often split by internal disagreements.
Will you be a part of reaching this fragmented and broken peoples with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
The book Operation World calls Turkey the largest unevangelized country in the world today. Out of a population of over 72 million people (14.6 million in Istanbul alone), better than 99.9% are Muslim.
Turkey may be the only country that contains every extreme of Eastern and Western culture . They pride themselves on being modern and secular, yet most Turks could never separate their national identity and Islam. To be Turkish is to be Muslim.
There are likely less than 3,500 committed Christian converts from a Muslim background in the entire country – However, most observers see the next 10 years as crucial to the evangelization of the country since the doors are currently open!
No other Muslim country in the world today offers Christians more freedom to proclaim the Gospel! Will you answer the call to go?
Did you know that of the 121 million Japanese people only 1.2% profess to be Christian and 0.3% are considered evangelical Christians?
The Japanese are known for their generational values. They exude respect towards their elders. The younger generations serve as caregivers along with running their own households, and there are often at least three-generations living within the same household at any given time.
Many Japanese families have roots in both Shintoism and Buddhism and some believe that objects have spirits which can offer healing and supply their needs.
It’s time for the impenetrable Gospel to go where ancient false gods have thrived for too long!
Sources: Joshua Project- Japanese in Japan https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12322/JA
(Population around 280,000)
The Western Khampa Tibetans are the epitome of an unreached people group.
One historical reason is that these remote nomads were known as a violent people who often raided other Tibetans on horseback and were the warrior guards for the Dalai Lama.
The Western Kham Tibetans territories are found in the northern and eastern sections of the Tibetan Autonomous Regions (TAR) of China in six counties of Nagqu prefecture and possibly parts of western Chamdo prefecture and far western Qinghai province.
Today, after hundreds of years in isolation due to politics, geography, and spiritual darkness these proud people are becoming more and more reachable.
Will you answer the call to serve the Western Khampa and share the unchanging, unstoppable Good News of the Gospel?