It is clear that Mark 16:15 is NOT the GREAT SUGGESTION; but, the GREAT COMMISSION …
Jesus said we are to “GO” and that is what we at Firestarter Ministries International are endeavoring to do… We know that ANYONE could reach the world for Christ on any given Saturday they wanted to; but, first they would have to be willing to change where they live and where they give! Let’s face it, not everyone can pack up their family and move to Zimbabwe or Calcutta; but, when you partner with us you help send us and TOGETHER we are affecting change all over the world for the Kingdom of God and bringing in the Harvest!
“The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service…” 1 Corinthians 3:8,9a
Our hope is after reading the information on this site that you will partner with us and together we can fulfill the Great Commission and impact God’s global mission to bring in the Harvest! Why help Firestarter Ministries International? Keep this in mind…
CHRISTIANS DO NOT LIVE NEAR THE UNREACHED – FIVE OUT OF SIX NON-CHRISTIANS HAVE NO OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR THE GOSPEL
EACH BLUE & RED DOT ON THE MAP ABOVE REPRESENTS 50,000 PEOPLE.
Todd Johnson’s Atlas of Global Christianity states that 86% of non-Christians of the world are not relationally connected to even one Christian. They are the unreached. People within entire unreached people groups have no opportunity to hear the gospel face to face unless a missionary comes to them and a church is planted that is able to reach them. Being missional “right where you are” is simply not enough. The unreached number over 2.9 billion people. The world is waiting for a hope that is found only in Jesus Christ and that only Christians can bring to them.
MISSIONARIES DO NOT GO TO THE UNREACHED!
OF THE 400,000 CROSS-CULTURAL MISSIONARIES ONLY 3% GO TO THE UNREACHED
Don’t let the purple fool you, each dot represents ten missionaries while each red dot equals 50,000 non-Christians.
There are plenty of Christians to reach the world but few who strategically go. While very few even move cross-culturally the vast majority of missionaries work among reached nations with a strong Christian presence. As you can see this leaves only 3.3% of all missionaries to work among the 2.9 billion unreached. The world is waiting on a new generation of goers to move into the hardest places.
MONEY IS NOT GIVEN TO REACH THE UNREACHED – OF EVERY $100,000 CHRISTIANS EARN ONLY $1 GOES TO SENDING MISSIONARIES TO THE UNREACHED
Each green dot denotes $100 million earned by Christians. However, since only .00001% supports work among unreached peoples, the green is also a visual reminder that our missions spending is not getting to the lost world.
Even the giving reported as “missions” by most churches sees 87% of that money go to majority Christian areas for more evangelism. If the money Christians earn were illustrated by the height of Mt. Everest, then giving which actually goes to reaching the unreached would measure the height of a speed bump. Despite enormous resources which God has given the Church, our world is still waiting on Christians to strategically send to the unreached.