Merriam-Webster defines access as “permission, liberty, or ability to enter, approach, or pass to and from a place or to approach or communicate with a person or thing.” Access is a doorway, a path, a gate, a threshold to new possibilities.
Of the nearly 8 billion people in the world today, more than 2 billion do not have access to the Good News of Jesus. In fact, 87% of Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims worldwide do not know a Christian personally—a staggering statistic. The apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the church in Rome:
“But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them?’” —Romans 10:14 (NLT)
How can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? Frontier Fellowship is committed to helping the global Church face the challenge of creating Gospel access for all peoples. As we prepare to celebrate Christ’s birth, we are reminded of the 2+ billion people who have not yet been introduced to Him or experienced His love.
Take some time today to pray for the world’s least-reached peoples, that they will soon gain access to the love, peace, joy and hope that Jesus offers.