Are There Unreached People Groups in the United States?

10/08/2010 21:33

From Missions  Launch

The good news for those of you who care about reaching unreached people groups but can’t go overseas right now is that the answer to the question is Yes. There are 60 unreached people groups represented in the U.S.

However, before we begin, I do want to point out that only 2.4% of the U.S. population is considered unreached. That is really not a very high number. Consider, for example, Iran. 99.4% of their population is unreached. Therefore, if you are going to try to argue that it is more necessary to stay in the U.S. than try to go to Iran to find the unreached, your argument might fall a bit short. (Obviously, going to Iran and getting in would be much harder, but our point is not difficulty but necessity.) However, since you are already here in the U.S. for now, you might as well work on reaching that 2.4%.

Many students come from overseas and unreached areas to attend school here and then return to their home countries. In fact, there are several world leaders who have attended school in the U.S. These include the Presidents of Zimbabwe, Taiwan, Pakistan and the Phillipines, as well as the Kings of Nepal and Jordan. And that is just a part of the list. In addition, there are many others who come to the U.S. seeking a better life. These people often have friends and family that visit them and then return to their home countries.



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