What is the 10/40 Window?

The 10/40 window is the largest concentration of unreached people groups on the planet spanning over 2 billion people.

What is the 10/40 Window?

There are many people who have never heard of this area of the world known as the 1040 window. This term was coined by a Christian Missionary in the 90’s to describe a certain area of the world. It is all of the countries that fall between 10 and 40 degrees north latitude, just above the equator.

The 1040 concept highlights these three elements:

An area of the world with great poverty

Low quality of life

Lack of access to Christian resources

The 10/40 window is the birthplace for every major false religion in the world such as: Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Animist, and Atheist. Many governments in the 1040 window are opposed to any type of Christian work within their borders, making it extremely dangerous to preach the Gospel in these countries.

Countries in the 10/40 Window.

There are 59 countries in the 10/40 window.

Afghanistan
Algeria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Bhutan
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Chad
China
Cyprus
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia

Gambia
Gibraltar
Greece
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
India
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
North Korea
South Korea
Kuwait
Laos

Lebanon
Libya
Macau
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Morocco
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Niger
Oman
Pakistan
Philippines
Portugal
Qatar

Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Vietnam
Western Sahara
Yemen

Why should we reach the 10/40 Window?

Jesus told His disciples to go and preach the gospel to every nation and to make more disciples by baptizing them and teaching them all that Jesus taught.

Many do not understand why a missionary would go to the 10/40 Window. People have argued just as many people need to hear about Christ here in America, which is very true! The biggest difference is there are millions of people who have never heard the gospel and there is no Christian witness available for them to hear about Jesus. Even though we have poverty and homeless people in America, they are still among the top 10% of the wealthiest people in the world! Many organizations do not want to go to these countries in the 1040 Window because of the danger and extreme persecution to Christians. We know that God has called our team to preach the gospel and reach the lost no matter how bad the conditions are or how dangerous it may be. If Jesus has commanded us to do it them we believe that He will take care of us and keep us safe while we are there!

Get in touch with Agape International.

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