UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS SERIES
|09/09/2018||Missions Part 1 - Gods Story|
|09/16/2018||Missions Part 2 - Our Story|
|09/23/2018||Missions Part 3 - Our Handles|
|09/30/2018||Missions Part 4 - The Future Story|
We at Calvary Murrieta honor our journey in missions thus far. We have been involved in world missions for the past 32 years. We honor and esteem all of our missionaries who have served, and are currently serving, on the field. We recognize their sacrifices and commitment over the years. We also have watched these relationships move from partnerships, to family.
We will be adding to our mission's legacy a program which we are calling Pioneer Missions.
In our effort to see sustainable national churches in regions across the globe, we have decided to adopt two unreached people groups. We know that the Lord desires worshipers from every tribe and nation an we desire to see them reached.
UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
An unreached people group, as defined by the Joshua Project, is "a people group among which there is no indigenous community of believing Christians with adequate numbers and resources to evangelize this people group without outside assistance." In other words, an unreached people group is one in which there is no significant community of native believers and no successful means of church planting, evangelism, or discipleship.
Joining forces with like-valued partners to establish reproducing, life-transforming communities of Christ-followers among forgotten peoples.
Strategic Priorities: Focusing our efforts and resources for deep and lasting impact.
Passion for God's Glory: Longing to see God glorified, we willingly lay aside our safety, security, and self.
Prayer: Pleading to the Lord of the harvest for more workers and worshipers.
Partnerships: Partnering with like-valued organizations and ministries to continue building the Kingdom of God.
Church-Wide Participation: Mobilizing everyone at Calvary Murrieta to embrace their unique role in the Great Commission.
We see a vision so awe-inspiring where we witness God's fingerprints and not just our own efforts. We see the Hani and the Rohingya people groups being discipled, and in turn, discipling their neighbors. We see all of Calvary Murrieta being changed by anticipating these nations standing before the throne of God. We see this vision being passed along to our children's children if we are not able to fulfill it in our lifetime. We see our sons and daughters being sent to express both the Love and the Words of Christ. We see these unreached people groups reached.
PROVENCE OF YUNNAN, CHINA
Also known as the Ho, the Hani are one of 56 officially recognized ethnic groups in China. Most of the Hani live in the Province of Yunnan, in the southwest area of that nation. The total population of Hani is estimated to be between 750,000 and 1.7 million. The central government ranked them the lowest of China’s official minorities in a quality of life index.
The Hani worship nature, as well as the spirits of their ancestors. Joshua Project calls them “one of the most Gospel-neglected” of China’s minorities. The Bible is currently being translated into the Hani language. There is a need for audio/oral translation.
The Rohingya have been called “the world’s most persecuted minority.” Although more than a million members of this people group live in Myanmar (formerly Burma), they are not considered an official ethnic group and have been denied citizenship. Their right to study, work, marry, practice religion, and access health care is severely restricted.
The most recent round of violence against them has forced more that 700,000 of the Rohingya to flee across the border in Bangladesh. Many are struggling to survive in primitive refugee camps.
The Rohingya are considered an unreached people group. According to the Joshua Project, they are 100% Muslim. He Bible is not yet available in their language.