People groups who lack enough followers of Christ and resources to evangelize their own people are called Unreached People Groups or UPG’s. Currently there are over 17,000 people groups in the world, with nearly 7000 of those groups having no scriptures or church witness in their midst.
Globe International is tackling the UPG challenge by identifying 8 specific people groups who are receptive to the Gospel. This translates into sharing Jesus with a possible 75 million people.
Globe’s UPG Goal: Within ten years our targeted “UPG’s” will have a viable indigenous church that is strong enough to reach their own people.
Serving in Unreached People Groups Ministry means you will go to the areas of the world where thousands of receptive families live, never having heard the good news.
You will have the opportunity to disciple new believers, while building trusted relationships within your chosen people group. You will also be involved in planting indigenous churches among new friends in a new culture.
Hear from members serving in the Unreached People Group field
I discovered that out of the World’s 7.6 billion people, Over 3 billion of them were just like that taxi driver with no Gospel witness or church in their midst. They’re called Unreached People Groups or UPG’s. Unfortunately only 3% of missionairies go to them. I asked myself a tough question:
“If not me, who? If not now, when?”
I decided that someone needs to share Christ with them & began making the radical transition towards going to the other side of the earth to reach those who have not yet heard the good news of Christ!
After serving on the UPG field for a few years now I can honestly say that making disciples among the unreached has given me a purpose and real significance in life. Most importantly, I know that I’m truly making a difference as I declare God’s Glory among the Nations and His marvelous works among all peoples!
Our family lives among a least reached people group. One whose entire belief system relies heavily on the Catholic faith and it’s system of belief. Through acts of service, good works and humanitarian aid we are able to break some of these barriers and preconceived notions of what Christians stand for and what we offer to these people who many times are nearly at the end of their albeit short ropes because of the cards they have been dealt in life. Jesus steps in through us and brings them life and hope in this dark place.