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Global Mission

Our Greatest Mission Challenges

Zion Early Childhood Development Centre, an urban center of influence in Colombo, Sri Lanka, is helping address two of Adventist Mission’s greatest challenges. The first is the 10/40 Window, an imaginary rectangle between the 10th and 40th parallels north of the equator. It’s home to some 60 percent of the world’s population, the poorest people on earth, and most major world religions. Only 2.6 million Adventist church members are here (12 percent of the world’s membership), while the rest of the world has more than 19 million.

The second challenge is the urban window, which is growing rapidly worldwide. There are 543 cities with a million inhabitants or more. In these cities, there is an average of 1 Adventist for every 89,000 inhabitants. The global average is 1 Adventist for every 358 inhabitants. Forty-nine cities of a million or more people have fewer than 10 Adventists, and 43 have no Adventist presence.

Please help Global Mission plant new groups of believers among unreached people groups through the ministry of Global Mission pioneers and urban centers of influence. One hundred percent of your donation goes to the front lines of mission!

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Global Mission, General Conference

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Silver Spring, MD 20904-6601

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