In Matthew 9:37-38, Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
When Jesus said, “the harvest is plentiful,” he wasn’t kidding! David Thomas found the infographic below that gives us one way of seeing how huge the harvest is today. It also shows us where most of the people groups who have not heard the Gospel are located. Please take a moment to ponder what this infographic tells you.
Frontier People Groups (FPGs) are Unreached People Groups with 0.1% or fewer Christians of any kind, and no evidence of a self-sustaining gospel movement. According to the Joshua Project there are currently about 5,047 Frontier People Groups with a total population of 1,941,674,000. One fourth of the world lives in FPGs and these people have almost no chance of hearing about Jesus unless workers come from the outside to share the Gospel with them.
Jesus continues to say, “Ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.” EFM believes that he wants Evangelical Friends of North America to send out at least ten new missionary households to launch at least five new fields over the next five years. Will you pray with us that that will come to pass? If so, please send us a message at this link to let us know you are praying about this specific need. And be on the lookout for updates in this monthly prayer letter about the progress being made on this five-year goal.
Thank you for praying!
Executive Director of EFM
William Meehan says
Thanks Kimberly for your ministry. I always look forward to getting the Prayer Letter, using it every day of the month to bring those listed before the Throne of Grace. (I pray weekly for EFM, Office staff, Officers, their families and special needs. I also remember the Board members as well). Blessings, Bill
Kimberly Mer says
Thank you, Bill! I really appreciate your feedback and am encouraged that you are praying for the entire EFM family. Blessings!