Did you know that 3 billion people have never had a gospel witness? World Mission delivers the Word of God in audio format via “The Treasure” to oral learners living in unreached places. They seek to fulfill Mark 16:15: “And then he told them,‘Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.’”
Today, 40% of all the people groups or nations in the world still remain unreached. “The Treasure” is a solar digital audio player. It is smaller than an iPhone and weighs 2.4 ounces. The device is easy to use. Each unit can hold up to 800 hours of audio material. It contains the entire New Testament and can also hold Old and New Testament stories, the story of Jesus, and the God story. There are thousands of languages available.
1. Where We Reach:
The people we reach live in a geographic area in the Eastern Hemisphere commonly known as the 10/40 Window. This area holds 2/3 of the world’s population and is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. The 10/40 Window is often called “The Resistant Belt” because it includes the majority of the world’s Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Eight out of ten of the world’s poorest people live in these areas.
To make it simple, get a map and draw a line from Senegal in West Africa to the Philippines in Asia. This is the main area where we send Treasures.
2. Who We Reach:
Our main mission is to reach those who would not otherwise hear the Gospel. Surprisingly, 6,685 of all nations are considered to be “unreached” yet they are only receiving less than 1% of the funding given to missions.
Many of the villages where we hold our medical outreaches have people who are illiterate. By providing a Treasure, it provides the opportunity for them to hear the gospel for the first time in their language. We are grateful for the partnership of World Mission. To learn more about the Treasure, click here.
3. How We Reach:
World Mission doesn’t just rush into a mission without first spending a lot of time in prayer and seeking wisdom about the needs of the nation. They do not run into darkness without first seeking light. We know that the Word of God changes lives, so we reach others through bringing nations the Bible in their own language through The Treasure. We also know that more than 70% of the people in these nations are oral learners and do not know how to read, so the best way to bring God’s Word to them is through audio. Read more about The Treasure here.
With access to a Treasure, people are given to hear the gospel for the first time in their language and to know that God speaks everyone’s languages. We are grateful for the partnership of World Mission and hope you will get involved in partnering as well! Each Treasure, which costs $50, reaches approximately 144 people with the life-changing power of the gospel. The more Treasures sent, the more people reached! Send treasures with us on our next mission’s trip!