Red Zone Countries closed to Foreign Missionaries

I am very excited about your desire to push for finishing the task! I want to have a part in this effort!! Praying that the task will soon be done!! Until there is a witness for Christ in every nation.

— Jean P.

After recent scandals, I have become skeptical of the native missionary movement. I have been supporting native missionaries for decades now, but these scandals have really burnt my trust. Thank you for addressing trust and accountability in Prayerline letter.

— Jann F., IL

I pray that every need will be met. Our God is able to multiply every gift. Praise His wonderful Name.

— Nina S., CA

graphic of Red Zone countries

More than 40 percent of the world's population – that's over three billion people, and growing every day! – have never heard the life-saving Good News of Jesus Christ. Many live in some of the most remote and least developed parts of the world, in countries that are often closed to foreign missionaries . . . regions that we call the Red Zone.

With neither a local, indigenous community of believers nor outsiders bringing in the gospel, "unreached" can often mean "hopeless." That's why Christian Aid Mission pioneered the concept of supporting "indigenous missionaries" in Red Zone countries more than 60 years ago.

Red Zone countries are those:

  • which are most resistant to the gospel;
  • where the fewest missionaries minister;
  • where 95 percent of the world's non-Christians live;
  • where the poorest of the poor live;
  • where most of the world's armed conflicts take place.

Ministers of the gospel in Red Zone countries face stiff opposition from many different sources. Christian Aid stands united with these believers, both in prayer and by assisting them with the tools necessary to reach the unreached.

Christian Aid Mission exists for one primary reason: "Finishing the task" by ensuring there is a witness for the Lord's name among every people group in the world.

The Lord Jesus Christ said, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" (Matthew 29:19-20 KJV). It is our responsibility, as His followers, to work toward that goal of fulfilling the Great Commission.

But there are many places where you and I can't go, or where our presence identifies the Gospel as something foreign.

That's why Christian Aid partners with indigenous ministries that are, right now, reaching the unreached in Red Zone countries and finishing the task of the Great Commission.

Click HERE to stand with Red Zone ministries by helping them share the light of Christ through your generous, tax-deductible gift.

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