ELIZABETH BAPTIST CHURCH wrote -
Dates: Oct. 10–20, 2013
Apply By: May 1, 2013
Ministry Details: A team of 10-12 people will provide primary healthcare among unreached people groups in the 10/40 window. We will treat very needy people, most of whom have never seen a doctor.
The team will have the opportunity to show God's love to many people, as well as open a way to share the Good News of Jesus. Eighty percent of the world's poorest people live in the 10/40 window and many have never heard of Christ.
The 10/40 Window includes numerous spiritual strongholds. The billions of people who live in the 10/40 Window have suffered not only the ravages of poverty and disease, they have also been kept from the transforming power of the Gospel. They are poignant examples of the truth expressed in 2 Corinthians 4:4, which states that "the god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God."
Medical missions has proven to be a great way to get into peoples' lives. The team will provide medical care for people who have no real access to doctors or nurses. We want to connect with people, provide for their perceived needs, and give them the Gospel. The 10/40 Window is home to the majority of the world's unevangelized countries.
The "unevangelized" are people who have a minimal knowledge of the gospel, but have no valid opportunity to respond to it. While it constitutes only one-third of earth's total land area, nearly two-thirds of the world's people reside in the 10/40 Window.
Over 4.1 billion people and 62 nations live within the 10/40 Window. There are 1.2 billion people under the influence of Communism, 1.3 billion Muslims, nearly 1 billion Hindus, 350 million Buddhists, and 250 million Tribal Religionists.