Scores of Christian radio networks and stations across the country are preparing churches, small groups, and individuals this week for the International Day for the Unreached on May 15, Pentecost Sunday.
The one-day event is intended to inspire and mobilize Christians to reach out to the more than 2.8 billion people around the world who have yet to hear the Gospel.
The event is sponsored by the Alliance for the Unreached, a group of globally focused outreach ministries that includes Missio Nexus, Reach Beyond, Bibles For The World, Operation Mobilization, and The Seed Company.
Through the observance, the alliance aims to bring a fresh focus to the "Great Commission" – Christ's call to his followers to carry his message to the ends of the earth.
"Let's not forget that the return of Christ is tied to every nation hearing the good news," said John L Pudaite, President of Bibles For The World and an NRB member, in a press release. "We're not saying we can usher in the Second Coming. But we can be a part of a last days move of God that is foretold in scripture. And that's both a privilege and a profound responsibility."
As part of the national awareness effort, Wycliffe Bible Translators and Christian radio station Z88 in the Orlando area are hosting and live broadcasting a major event with free live music, tours, and food trucks on Saturday, May 14, to highlight the need to reach the unreached.
Those interested in learning more about the unreached or how to get involved can download a free "Great Commission Action Guide" from the website, DayForTheUnreached.org. Information is also available on the International Day for the Unreached Facebook page at bit.ly/1WeVm0t.
For more information, visit DayForTheUnreached.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: May 12, 2016