Seeing the Mission Task Graphically (6th of 8 Illustrations). 35 Frontier Peoples have populations of more than 10 Million.
There are about 4900 Frontier Peoples, many of them with populations of fewer than 100,000. The combined population of all Frontier Peoples is about 2 billion. You can view the data of all 4900 frontier peoples at the Joshua Project website here.
Thirty-five of these Frontier Peoples have populations of more than ten million. The map below indicates the location of these thirty-five frontier peoples.
Twenty of these 35 are Muslim peoples; 15 are Hindu peoples. Some of these Muslim and Hindu peoples have populations of 20 million or more. Their combined population adds up to about 863 million, or ten percent of the population of the world. You can see the data of all 35 at the Joshua Project website here.
Dear reader, before we can finish the Great Commission missionaries must begin the Great Commission among 4900 frontier peoples. The Bible says, “I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing hymns to your name” (Psalm 18:49); and “Rejoice, O Gentiles, among His people” (Deuteronomy 32:43); and “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles. Glorify him, all you nations” (Psalm 117:1). Paul pulls together these three verses when he writes to the Romans. Paul says, “Jesus confirmed the promises made to the patriarchs so that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy” (Romans 15:10). This is one of Paul’s most important teachings. Paul pulls together the “promises made to the patriarchs” (written in the Psalms and other Old Testament books) and gives them a Great Commission purpose: “so that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy.” Dear Reader, let us pray and make our efforts count for beginning the Great Commission among all 4900 frontier peoples.