This week I was meeting with a pastor friend of mine in Krakow and he slipped an interesting flier into my hand that I would like to share with you.
* In an article printed in Evangelical Missions Quarterly; April 2004, one country topped the list for having a need for church planting missionaries.
* Based on the "N" Formula, this country is 10,000 times more needy than Papua New Guinea or over 200 times more so than Mexico.
* There are cities in other countries with more missionaries than this entire country.
* As a percentage of the population, there are 4 times less Evangelical Christians living in this country than there are in Saudi Arabia.
* There are nearly 1 million people per church planting unit in this country.
* Of the nearly 2500 counties in this country, 2219 have no Evangelical church of any kind within their borders.
* Within these 2219 "white spots" a total of 600 people die each day - with little or no exposure to the love and grace of the gospel.
Please Pray with us:
- For more workers for the harvest
- For people to stand along side those currently laboring in the fields and lift up their weary arms.
- For Polish believers to have the courage to stand for the truth of the gospel regardless of what others may think or say.
- For what and how God would have you be involved
Just in case you were wondering I live in a "white area" and Krakow is red but there are over a million people in Krakow.
These statistics were taken from the following sources:
- "Where are Pioneer Missionaries Needed? by Marten Visser. Published in Evangelical Missions Quarterly; April 2004, pp. 220-227.
- Operation World; Patrick Johnstone; 2001
- GUS (Głowny Urząd Statystyczny), Official government statistical information service