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Finishing the Task
In 1976, there were an estimated 17,000 unreached people groups. Today, there are approximately 6,600 unreached people groups.
More of the world's population has been evangelized since the year 2000 than in the previous 200+ years of modern missions since William Carey went to India in 1793.
By simply sharing the gospel inside of their own countries, native missionaries have reached the vast majority of these people groups, yet they receive only a fraction of mission resources.
An estimated 99.7% of mission resources is directed toward where the Church is already established. Only 0.3% is directed toward where the Church has not been established.*
By partnering with Christian Aid Mission, you partner with a growing army of local believers around the globe who are planting churches in some of the most difficult places for the gospel today. In the midst of hardship, wars, natural disasters, and poverty, these native missionaries are working toward our shared goal: to establish a witness for Christ in every nation.
A Witness for Christ in Every Nation
Since 1953, Christian Aid Mission has worked to establish a witness for Christ in every nation by assisting highly effective indigenous ministries.
We currently assist more than 500 indigenous ministries that are engaging over 1,000 unreached people groups in more than 100 countries.
Christian Aid Mission is a nondenominational mission board that supports independent ministries based in regions of great poverty, where Christians are a persecuted minority, or where foreign missionaries are not allowed. These ministries have tens of thousands of native missionaries on the field.
Generally considered the first organization to assist and promote native missionaries overseas, Christian Aid Mission began in Washington DC as an outreach to foreign students, many of whom returned to their homelands to share the gospel.
Indigenous, or native, missionaries know their own language and culture, and are uniquely equipped to effectively share the gospel with their own people.
The work of the native missionaries we support includes:
- Training workers and sending out missionaries
- Planting churches
- Translating and distributing Bibles and Christian literature
- Helping victims of natural disasters
- Feeding the hungry
- Providing love and shelter for orphans
- Offering vocational and literacy training
- Opening schools
- Digging wells for clean water
- Supporting persecuted Christians
The indigenous ministries that Christian Aid Mission recommends to our supporters are carefully chosen after a thorough evaluation process. Those who meet our criteria for support commit to certain guidelines for accountability. Our Area Directors regularly review the work, fruit, and practices of these ministries to ensure they continue to meet our criteria of support.
Christian Aid Mission is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).