Every month in 2021, we will be praying for a people group somewhere in the world, and we will also be praying for our own BBC global workers who live and work among that people group! This will be an incredible way for us to support our global workers and for you to get to know who they are. Thank you for praying with us for the nations!
Global Workers: N & B
Unreached People Group: Middle East
N & B have been faithfully serving in the Middle East for two years. Their platform allows them to have regular conversations with the local individuals in their community. However, each day, they face serious danger as they openly share their faith. Pray that the Lord will continue to create opportunities for them to share and that He will give them the wisdom and boldness to know when and how to do so.
How You Can Pray for N & B:
- Pray for N & B’s marriage as they deal with the stress of living in a foreign land with little community.
- Pray for N & B to maintain family relationships from a distance.
- Pray that N & B will make great progress in their language studies.
- Pray that N & B will make contact with persons of peace.
- Pray for safety and security in a part of the world where it is dangerous to be a Christian.
Pray for the Nation Where They Serve:
The nation where N & B serve is over 90% Muslim and less than 1% evangelical Christian. The nation is made up of several distinct people groups who are considered frontier people, meaning no work is currently underway to reach them with the gospel. Pray for the Lord to raise up workers to join N & B in their desire to share the gospel in this land, and ask Him to open hearts and minds to the truth of Jesus Christ.
PRAYING FOR UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
A people group is defined as an ethno-linguistic group with a common self-identity that is shared by the various members. For strategic purposes it is the largest group within which the Gospel can spread without encountering barriers of understanding or acceptance.
A people group is considered unreached (UPG) when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Technically speaking, the percentage of evangelical Christians in this people group is less than 2 percent. South Asia has the largest unreached people group population with 1.5 billion people who have little to no access to the gospel. Of the 11,741 people groups in the world (7.4 billion people), 7,024 are unreached (4.3 billion people).
Unreached people groups are unengaged (UUPG) when there is no church planting strategy, consistent with evangelical faith and practice, under way. Gathering believers and planting churches are the keys to establishing an effective and multiplying presence among these people groups. There are approximately 220 million people worldwide who are unreached and unengaged.
Please join us as we pray for unreached people groups each month. Pray that God will raise up laborers to take the gospel to these parts of the world. Pray for the truth of Christ to overcome the darkness.
WHAT IS A PEOPLE GROUP?
Members of a people group share the same ethnic identity. They typically have a common language, a common religion, and a common history. People groups often cross political borders and live in more than one country.
WHAT IS AN UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP?
A people group is considered unreached when there is no indigenous community of believing Christians able to engage this people group with church planting. Typically the percentage of Evangelical Christians is less than 2%.
HOW MANY UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS ARE THERE?
There are 11, 747 People Groups totaling 7.3 billion people in the world.
There are 7,037 Unreached People Groups totaling 4.3 billion people.