Our Focus and Strategy

Our Focus

One of the main reasons for establishing this organization began was the vision of 10/40 window. The founder of RAN says, “The call to serve the Lord came to me in the form of a vision. In the vision I saw a hand came from above and quickly drew a world map in the sky and a small box within the world map. Then I heard a voice saying, ‘Jesus is coming soon; be prepared and make many prepared,’ then the vision ended. At first I did not understand the meaning of the vision. But soon I realized that it was the vision of 10/40 window.” This vision now serves as the foundation for this organization.

World’s most unreached people groups live in places stretching across the map of northern Africa and Asia. Christian mission’s strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area "the 10/40 window." Because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. This place is often called also as "The Resistant Belt."

After two thousand years of missionary activity, over half the world has still not heard the Gospel. The traditional mission method of only training and financing North American and Western European missionaries is not sufficient in itself to reach the world. There are simply not enough missionaries or available economic resources from the West to reach all the nations of the world! A solution to this problem is to support Nativeor native missionaries to work within their own countries and people groups.

As a result of two millennia of cross-cultural missionary work, there are untold millions of Christians throughout the world. Dedicated to God, knowledgeable of the Scriptures, and with a burning zeal for the lost, they often suffer great hardship, risking life and personal welfare to preach the Gospel to their own people.

 

Our Strategy

World’s most unreached people groups live in places stretching across the map of northern Africa and Asia. Christian mission’s strategist Luis Bush started calling this rectangular area "the 10/40 window." Because it lies across Africa and Asia from 10 degrees latitude north of the equator to 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. This place is often called also as "The Resistant Belt."

 

After two thousand years of missionary activity, over half the world has still not heard the Gospel. The traditional mission method of only training and financing North American and Western European missionaries is not sufficient in itself to reach the world. There are simply not enough missionaries or available economic resources from the West to reach all the nations of the world! A solution to this problem is to support Nativeor native missionaries to work within their own countries and people groups.

As a result of two millennia of cross-cultural missionary work, there are untold millions of Christians throughout the world. Dedicated to God, knowledgeable of the Scriptures, and with a burning zeal for the lost, they often suffer great hardship, risking life and personal welfare to preach the Gospel to their own people.

 

Native Mission Work

Through this strategy we train, send, and support Native missionaries to reach their own people in their own context.Through the Native missionaries, churches are planted to nurture new believers and to feed them the word of God. There are many reasons why we have to support the Native missionaries. They are working in their own countries and winning their own people. This method is proven as the most effective and efficient model for mission work in the 21st century.

Native Missionaries are more effective because they:

  1. Do not have many cultural, linguistic, and social barriers.
  2. Are many in number, already on the field, and ready to go!
  3. Understand and function rightly in the culture around them.
  4. No difficult transition
  5. Are able to live at the same standards of those around them.
  6. Are not hindered by the cultural hatred and distrust that Western missionaries face overseas.
  7. Do not require nearly as much financial resources to maintain their work. It costs a lot of money to send and support North American and Western European missionaries. Many missionary families require $3000 to $4000 a month to work in a foreign land where the average salary is often less than $200 a month. In contrast, the Native missionary is able to live on the same salary as his fellow countrymen. This adds up to a tremendous increase in economic power. For what it costs to support one North American missionary with a monthly support of $4000, it is possible to support 20 Native missionaries!

 

Emphasis on Native missionaries, however, does not come at the expense of foreign missionaries’ involvement in missions. The theological training and financial support is necessary for native missionaries to reach their own people. But it should be stressed that Native missionaries should be trained to minister to their particular ethnic groups. Without Native missionaries, the church cannot hope to fulfill the Great Commission, as eighty percent of world evangelization is being done by Native missionaries. Without supporting individuals and churches, Native missionaries would be significantly hampered and crippled in their efforts, as most of them live in spiritually and economically depressed regions.

 

Reach All Nations’ Native missionaries are involved in the Church Planting Ministry. Every day they are faced with opportunities to share the good news to those who never heard the Gospel. If we read through the pages of Church history we come to understand that one of the ways Christianity rapidly expanded throughout the world is through the ministry of Church Planting. Most of our Church planters work in the most difficult areas where there is a lot of opposition to the Gospel work. We would appreciate your prayers and support for this ministry.

 

Praying : RAN selects several unreached people groups, least evangelized cities, and countries, and prays that God’s hand will move in these places and among all these people groups.

Training: We train native missionaries with a special focus on reaching out to this region with the love of Jesus Christ.

Sending: After training we send these people to places where the Gospel has never been preached.

Supporting: We not only send our native missionaries to the mission field, but we continue to support them through prayers, encouragement, and support in whatever ways we can.

Reproducing: RAN’s desire and goal is to make our work and ministry reproduce more fruits. After training, church planting, support all the native missionaries are strongly encouraged to prepare young believers form their congregation and communities to be sent for the Bible training and mission work. This way we are able to reproduce and multiply the laborers in God’s vineyard.