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Where We Work: 10/40 Window

10/40 Window | Africa | Asia | Middle East

What is the10/40 window?

The 10/40 Window is a geographical area located 10 degrees by 40 degrees north of the equator and stretches from West Africa, through the Middle East, to Eastern Asia. It encompasses the majority of world’s unreached Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists – billions of spiritually impoverished souls.

Biblical Significance

Garden of Eden, Noah's ark, the tower of Babel, Pharaoh and the nation of Israel are all part of the window. Jesus, the Savior of humankind, walked with His disciples and left an empty tomb in the window.

Map of 10/40 Window

10/40 Window Facts

  • 4.2 billion of the world’s 7 billion people live here.
  • There are 62 nations within the 10/40 window.
  • 97% of the unreached nations are in the window.
  • There are 34 Muslim countries, 7 Buddhist nations, 3 Marxist nations, and 2 Hindu countries.
  • The 10/40 Window contains over 1 billion Muslims, nearly 1 billion Hindus and 600 million Buddhists.
  • More than 8 out of 10 of the poorest of the poor live in the Window (average wage: $1.40/day).
  • It is an area of great spiritual darkness known as the “resistance belt.”
  • 85% of the world’s poorest nations are located in the least evangelized part of the world.
  • It contains over 70% of the world’s people but only 8% of all missionary effort
  • The church is only sending 4,000 of its 332,000 missionaries
  • Less than ½ of 1% of the budget of our churches goes to reach the 10/40 window
  • Many of the 10/40 window nations are closed to western missionaries.

 

Countries in the 10/40 Window

Africa Middle East Asia

Algeria
Benin
Burkina Faso
Chad
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gambia
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Libya
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Niger
Senegal
Sudan
Tunisia
Western Sahara

Bahrain
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
China
India
Japan
Korea, North
Korea, South
Laos
Macau
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Vietnam

Learn more about our work in these locations: 10/40 Window | Africa | Asia | Middle East

 

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