The story of GoTEN began with a vision to see a disciple making movement among an unreached people group in south Asia. The vision has grown to include all unreached people groups; hence, our name, Go To Every Nation.
One of the places globally we work has a population of 400,000 people. You need only one hand—and maybe another finger—to count the number of Christians there. This puts them squarely in the less than 2% Christian category and considered unreached by mission strategists. Actually, their population is point zero zero zero zero two percent Christian.
To help you better understand how limited the Gospel message is to them, think about this: Suppose you were in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. The stadium holds 80,000 people. Imagine there is only 1 other follower of Christ besides you in the whole place. Even if you wanted to find him, you probably couldn’t. If he wanted to let you know he was out there to offer you hope, comfort and community, he couldn’t because it’s not legal or accepted. He might just lose his life if the guy in the seat next to him suspected he was choosing another Way.
If that was your story, then you would relate to 58% of the world’s population because that’s basically their story.
Here’s the reality: We, the church, send only 1 out of every 10 missionaries to these places. That’s 10% of the workforce addressing 58% of the need. We only spend 1 out of every 100 dollars on work among these people. GoTEN specifically works among unreached people groups so that all of our dollars and all of our missionaries work among the unreached.
We believe the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:19-20 is clear — make disciples of all nations. We follow Paul’s example in his explanation in Romans 15:20 — “It has always been my ambition to preach the gospel where Christ was not known.”
The unreached are coming to us!
God controls the movements of all people! He is moving unreached populations among reached populations.
- 40 MILLION people living the United States were born in another country
- 11 MILLION Asians have relocated to the United States
- 820,000 international students are attending American universities right now
- 75% of international students will never enter an American home
- 3.3 MILLION refugees have entered the United States since 1975
Join us as we engage the mission field in our backyard!