Cybermissions Where To Start

 

The following forty-three nations may represent good opportunities for cyber-missions as a main mission strategy because:

  1. They are hard to reach by conventional means because of remoteness, war, kidnapping, or because of prohibitions on evangelism.
  2. They have sufficient Internet access to permit the development of a church-planting movement. Only a few thousand users are needed if the tunnel and blast strategy is used of "tunneling in" to find "man of peace" online then supplying that person with information about Christ and working through training and equipping that person to start a church-planting movement which becomes the 'blast" of the gospel.
  3. Note - A few easy to reach nations are included because they have a very high ratio of internet users to general population and other efforts at mission have not succeeded that well (e.g. Israel, Thailand, Japan)
  4. China has 45.8 million internet users and is a huge harvest-field just waiting to happen. If you are a Chinese church in the West please consider forming a cyber-mission team with half a dozen young people under the general supervision of the pastor.
  5. Other excellent starting points include: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Japan, Oman, Cuba, Thailand and Bahrain, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia.
  6. See also articles that will help you understand some of the setting up, ideas and techniques in cybermissions and Tony Whittaker's excellent web evangelism guide
  7. PRAY for God's guidance as to where to start.
  8. Then go to our mission links site and do some research on your chosen nation at any of the mission portal sites listed there e.g strategicnetwork.org.
  9. Then make a start! Get going, try anything! Start sharing the gospel and be open to the Holy Spirit's leading as you go along. Learn by doing!
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Table Of The Most Strategic Nations For Cybermissions

Nation

Population (millions)

Number with Internet access (thousands)

Comment

  1. Azerbaijan

7.8

25

Islamic

  1. Bahrain

0.656

140

Islamic

  1. Bangladesh

133.3

150

Islamic

  1. Belarus

10.44

422

Partly Islamic, kidnapping

  1. Bhutan

2.1

2.5

Buddhist, closed

  1. Brunei

0.35

35

Islamic

  1. Burma

42

10

Buddhist, closed

  1. China

1,300

45,800

Communist, huge potential for cybermissions

  1. Cuba

11.2

120

Communist

  1. Djibouti

0.472

3.3

Islamic

  1. Egypt

70.7

600

Islamic

  1. Georgia

4.96

25

Partly Islamic, unstable

  1. India

1000

7000

Hindu - potential

  1. Indonesia

231

4,400

Islamic

  1. Iran

66.6

420

Islamic

  1. Iraq

24

12.5

Islamic

  1. Israel

6.0

1,900

Jewish, restricts evangelism

  1. Japan

127

56,000

Buddhist, Shinto

  1. Jordan

5.3

212

Islamic

  1. Kazakhstan

16.7

100

Islamic

  1. Kyrgyzstan

4.8

51.6

Islamic

  1. Libya

5.2

7.5

Islamic

  1. Malaysia

22.6

5,700

Islamic

  1. Mali

11.34

30

Islamic

  1. Mongolia

2.7

40

Communist & Islamic

  1. Nepal

25.87

60

Hindu

  1. Niger

10.6

12

Islamic

  1. Oman

2.7

120

Islamic

  1. Pakistan

147.6

1,200

Islamic

  1. Qatar

0.793

75

Islamic

  1. Russia

145

18,000

Restricts evangelism

  1. Saudi Arabia

23.5

570

Islamic

  1. Senegal

10.589

100

Islamic

  1. Sudan

37

56

Islamic

  1. Syria

17.15

60

Islamic

  1. Tajikistan

6.7

5

Islamic

  1. Thailand

61.8

4,600

Buddhist

  1. Tunisia

9.81

400

Islamic

  1. Turkey

67.308

2,500

Islamic

  1. Turkmenistan

4.6

2

Islamic

  1. Uzbekistan

25.563

100

Islamic

  1. Vietnam

81.098

400

Communist/Buddhist

  1. Yemen

18.7

17

Islamic

 

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