## Our Purpose-why we exist **. . .** To Serve God’s Work and Workers Around The World!

What is the total population of the world? . . .

7.4 billion (U.S. & World Population Clocks)

How many total countries are there in the world? . . .

238 (Joshua Project)

How many people on earth claim to be Christians? . . .

2.3 billion or roughly 1/3 of the world’s population. Islam 1.7b, Hinduism 1.1m, Buddhism 448m. (Joshua Project)

How many people become Christians every day? . . .

70,000 (conservative number). The World Christian Encyclopedia estimates the number at 82,000. Only 6,000 come from North America and Europe combined. There are 34,000 that become new followers of Christ every day in Africa, 25,000 in Asia, and 17,000 in Latin America.

How many people are presented with the plan of salvation every day? . . .

260,000 (Growth Of The Church–The Traveling Team)

How much does it cost the American church to see one person saved in the United States? . . .

The total expense per salvation is $1.55 million (David Barrett, World Christian Trends)

How many new churches open every week worldwide? . . .

3,500 (Growth Of The Church–The Traveling Team)

How much does it cost to see one person saved in the countries where 360Serve iPastors serve? . . .

$5.00 per salvation. The typical 360Serve iPastor--supported at $50 per month will see 10 people saved in a month--or $5.00 per salvation.

How many languages has the Bible been translated into? . . .

2,287 (Biblica)

How many people have viewed the JESUS film? . . .

Since its release in 1974, 4.7 billion people have watched the JESUS film in 236 nations. (The Jesus Film Project)

What country has the fastest Christian expansion on the planet? . . .

China with 10,000 new converts every day. (Growth Of The Church–The Traveling Team)

How many Christians are martyred for their faith each year? . . .

One every 5 minutes. (Rick Warren)

How many people die per day? . . .

155,000 per day or 56 million per year. (Summation)

How many people in the world live on $3.00 or less per day? . . .

3 billion (Hub Pages)

What is the population of the United States? . . .

325 million (U.S. & World Population Clocks)

How many people claim to be Christians in the United States? . . .

236 million (The Pew Forum)

What are the top three countries that have the fastest growing evangelical population? . . .

1 Iran at 19.6% annual growth - 2 Afghanistan at 16.7% annual growth - 3 Gambia at 8.9% annual growth (Operation World)

What are the top three countries that have the highest number of unreached people groups? . . .

1 India with 2,223 unreached people groups - 2 China with 427 unreached people groups - 3 Pakistan with 374 unreached people groups (Operation World)

What are the top three most populous countries on earth? . . .

1 China with 1.4 billion people - 2 India with 1.2 billion people - 3 USA with 320 million people (Operation World)

What are the top three largest cities in the world? . . .

1 Tokyo with 37 million - 2 Delhi with 23 million - 3 Mumbai with 23 million (Operation World)

What are the top three countries with the highest percentage of evangelical Christian population? . . .

Kenya at 48% Vanuatu at 45% Marshall Islands at 44% (Operation World)

What are the countries with the lowest percentage of evangelical Christians? . . .

Turkey at 0.01% Tunisia at 0.01% San Marino at 0.01% (Operation World)

How many total people groups are there on planet earth? . . .

16, 528 (Joshua Project)

How many of these people groups have been reached? . . .

9,841 (Joshua Project)

How many people on planet earth are considered unreached? . . .

3 billion or 1/3 of our total population or 6,687 unreached people groups. (Joshua Project)

How many of the world’s 6.912 languages are still without a single portion of the Bible published in their own language? . . .

4,845. (Joshua Project)

What is the largest unreached people group in the world? . . .

The Shaikh of Bangladesh, with over 215,000,000 individuals. (Joshua Project)

The United States with its 600,000 congregations is blessed with 1.5 million full-time Christian workers or 1 full-time Christian worker for every 182 people in the nation. How many Christian workers are working among the 3 billion unreached people in the world? . . .

Only 1 Christian worker for every 78,000 people. (Revolution In World Missions)

What percentage of the world’s population speak a language that does not yet have a Gospel recording? . . .

Only 3% (Joshua Project)

What was the total U.S. charitable giving in 2017? . . .

405 Billion (World Magazine)

What percent of all U.S. charitable giving goes to international causes of any kind? . . .

4% (Planned Giving Design Center)

The average American Christian gives how much to missions per day? . . .

1 cent (KP Yohannon)

Christians spend more on the annual audits of their churches and agencies ($810 million) than on all their workers in the non-Christian world. . . .

(World Evangelization Research Center)

How many Christians live in contexts where they face persecution, and/or the possibility of martyrdom? . . .

200 million (Sorrow And Blood)

How many books of the Bible were written from the context of uncertainty, violence, exile, oppression, famine and displacement? . . .

65 of 66 (the exception being Song of Solomon) (William Taylor)

What percentage of the world’s population live in countries where there is either no religious freedom or it is very restricted? . . .

70% (Sauer)

Which continents since 1970 have doubled in their Christian population? . . .

Africa and Latin America (Sauer)

Which country is on track to having the largest Christian population in the world by 2030? . . .

China (Fenggang Yang, Purdue University Center on Religion)

Which continent since 1970 has tripled its Christian population? . . .

Asia (Sauer)

What “non-Christian” countries have more people go to church on any given Sunday than in all of Western Europe taken together? . . .

China, India and Indonesia (Sauer)

What are the four main sources of Christian persecution in our world today? . . .

Islamic extremism, religious nationalism, ethnic antagonism and secular intolerance (Open Doors)

What percentage of religious persecution in the world is against Christians? . . .

75% (Reimer)

Throughout Christian history, in all parts of the world, how many Christians have been murdered-martyred for their faith? . . .

70 million (Johnson)

Since the time of Christ, how many people have believed in Jesus Christ? . . .

8.5 billion (Johnson)

What percentage of all Christians will be martyred for their faith? . . .

0.8% or one out of every 120 Christians. (Johnson)

How many Christians were there in China in 1949? . . .

1 million (Johnson)

How many Christians are there in China today? . . .

100 million (Johnson)

What are the seven Arab nations where the church is alive, acting as salt and light in the midst of the darkness? . . .

Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Palestine. (Sorrow And Blood)

What Arab nation has the highest percentage of Christians? . . .

Egypt ranging from 8-12 percent of the population (Sorrow And Blood)

What percentage of the world’s population live in the United States? . . .

4.5% – the population of the world is about 22 times as great as the USA (Stearns)

If the 7.3 billion people that makeup the human race were represented by a single “global village” of just 100 people, what would that global village look like? Out of 100 people: . . .

60 would be Asian 15 would be African 11 would be European 8 would be Latin American 5 would be American or Canadian 1 would be from the South Pacific 51 would be male; 49 would be female 82 would be non-white; 18 white 67 would be non-Christian; 33 would be Christian (Family Care Foundation)

What is the average daily income in America? . . .

$105 per day or $38,611 per year.

What is the average daily income for the world’s 3 billion bottom earning people? . . .

$3.00 or less per day

What is the average daily income for the world’s 1 billion bottom earning people? . . .

$1.00 or less per day