Missions Data

    The Native American population today is 1/3 of what it was when Europeans landed in the Americas in the 1500's.  

The majority of them today live in the countries of Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

(Photo above is Karvin with 2 members of the Shuar tribe (headhunters) of Ecuador)

 

 

 

    

Protestant evangelization of the Native American in present day United States began in the early 1600's.  The Massachusetts Bay charter stated, "win and incite the natives of the Country to the Knowledge and obedience of the only true God and Savior of Mankind, and the Christian faith."  The colony seal showed a Native American crying out, "Come over and help."  The Connecticut charter said, that "evangelization" was the "only and principle end" for the colony's establishment.  But after 400 years of missionary work to the Native Americans, only 5% of those in the United States are Christian.

 

Of the world's 7.5 billion people...

Only 18% are Practicing Christians, although 33% Profess Christianity

25-40% Have Not Heard the Gospel in Their Language, Do not have Access to Christianity

200 Million Do Not have a Single Verse of Scripture in Their Language

 

Percentage of Practicing Christians in Relation to World Population

(Source: Mission Frontiers - Sept.09)

Year 

(A.D.)

World Population 

(millions)

Practicing Christians 

(millions) 

Percentage of 

Population 

100

180

0.5

0.28

1000

270

1

0.37

1500

425

5

1.18

1900

1,620

78

4.81

1970

3,700

277

7.49

2010

6,700

800

11.94

 

 

 

    Mother Teresa once said, 

"You can do what I cannot do.  I can do what you cannot do.  Together, we can do great things."

 

Will you become a partner that we might do great things together for the Lord?

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