Facts About Our World

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  1. bb_baptist

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    Increase of Population

    - 10,300 per hour
    - 243,300 per day
    - 100,000,000 per year

    History of Population Growth

    - 150 million 1AD
    - 500 million 1650
    - 1 billion 1850
    - 2 billion 1930
    - 3 billion 1960
    - 4 billion 1975
    - 5 billion 1987
    - 6 billion 1999
    - 7.2 billion 2015 (estimated)

    Example of the World’s Population Reduced to 100 people

    - 57 Asians
    - 21 Europeans
    - 7 North Americans
    - 7 South Americans
    - 8 Africans

    Decrease in Active Missionaries

    - 2,696 in 1983
    - 1,968 in 1987
    - A total decrees of 728, which is 27% less in four years.
    - 90% of missionaries come from the US

    Miscellaneous

    - 6,528 languages in the world today
    - 4,564 languages have no Bible.
    - 274 languages have the complete Bible
    - 745 languages have just the New Testament
    - 33% of the World’s population is under the age of 18

    Facts are taken from The Baptist, Vol.4, Issue 2, April/May 2001
     
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    Sobering facts indeed. I was comparing the increase of world population and the decrease of active missionaries. It is unbelievable! :eek:
     
  3. wolverine

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    here's some other little known facts:

    90% of the world’s evangelical Church workers (Pastors, Music Ministers, Bible Study teachers, Missionaries, etc… minister to only 5% of the worlds population. The other 10% of the workers are left the remaining 95%.

    80% of the Bibles circulating in the world today are printed in English.

    96% of total money given to evangelical causes goes to the evangelization of only 5% of the world’s population. The remaining 4% is all that’s left for the rest of the world.

    The Jesus Film has been translated into 476 languages to date. Outside of the Bible, it is the most widely used evangelical-witnessing tool. null
     
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    I found these stats somewhere, I don't remember where exactly, but they are accurate, I believe. All are close estimations.

    6,102,823,738 - World population
    53.3 million people die every year
    1,022,924 peple die each week
    146,132 people die each day
    6,088 people die each hour
    101 people die each minute
    1.7 people die every second

    Most of those souls go to Hell. It's kindof sobering isn't it? Every week the population of a city goes to Hell. We need more missionaries. We need more soulwinners.
     
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    To be honest I have been praying about the missions field and after things settle down a bit at church when summer is over plan to talk to my pastor about it. I don't know about long term missions, but would love to get involved in some short term missionary work. Does anyone know of any organizations who take groups of people (not necessarily all from the same church) on missions trips for a short period of time?

    Thanks for your help!

    Until Next Post, Adam
     
  6. SueLyn

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    Adam, the Baptist Student Unions, here in my state, take one to two mission trips a year. My husband and myself have helped support many of these mission trips. And I believe that each local BSU tries to go to hot spots during spring break for mission work. Of course, I live in Oklahoma so I have no idea if they do this in your home state. [​IMG]
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    In the last century, the world's population grew from just over 1.65 billion to more than 6 billion. While that figure is alarming to some, it does not represent the current rate of population change. Right now the pace of population expansion appears to be in decline, with growth rates falling from about 2.2% in the 1960s to 1.3% in 2000
     

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