Prayer Resource Introducing The Task Unfinished

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What is The Task Unfinished?

29% of the world’s population are considered unreached, that’s over 2 billion people with little access to a church, a believer or a bible.

Currently, among East Asia’s peoples, over 667 million people are still unlikely to meet a follower of Jesus.

Billions of East Asians do not know Christ, and millions have little to no access to the gospel, a Christian church, or even a single believer. We believe God is calling us to focus prayer, people and resources to bring the hope of Christ to unreached peoples in East Asia and around the world.

The Task Unfinished is a call for Christians worldwide to take the gospel to places where Christ is unknown. We believe every person on earth needs to hear the good news, whether from believers in their people group, from reading or hearing the Bible in their own language, or from churches in or near their community.

In the lead up to the Global Hymn Sing on 25th June this month’s prayer resource will help you to consider the need for the gospel to go to all nations and help you to pray for five strategic areas of The Task Unfinished.

The Task Unfinished News & Stories

The Word for a New Generation: Updating a Bible Script

In 1866, American Baptist missionary Josiah Nelson Cushing arrived in Burma (now called Myanmar) as a missionary appointed to the Shan people. Few, if any, of the Shan people in Southeast Asia had heard about the Lord Jesus Christ. Through Cushing’s and his fellow missionaries’ efforts, that was about to change.   Mine is the [...]

How can we prepare new Christians to return home? Pass the baton on!

Since January 2018, I have been reaching out to Japanese people in Birmingham and, for those going back to Japan as new Christians, helping prepare them for that transition. I started the Japanese student ministry at the University of Birmingham last September. I met around 20 Japanese students at the curry night I organised for [...]

Wonderful Welcome Week: Snapshots from International Student Ministry

On Monday morning, 15 July, a team of British and international students fanned out across the city centre in Sheffield to distribute flyers to international students, inviting them to join our Welcome Week activities. We were hopeful, but no one anticipated the enthusiastic response we were to see that evening! By 7pm, 60 students had [...]

Growing Student Ministry in Cambodia

Sok* participated in student leadership training for the first time, at the national conference of SONOKO, the Christian student movement in Cambodia, part of IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students). Through the Bible studies and seminars, he could deeply learn about God and understand himself more. Sharing tears and joys together with other students, he [...]

Watching scooter accidents in slow motion

My mum believed in the virtues of gathering around a table during meal times with no distractions. That meant no books, no rubik's cubes, no electronic games, and especially NO television.   TV and dining in Taiwan Upon coming to Taiwan, I soon discovered that televisions are very much a part of the dine-in experience. [...]

Creative Advertising for Ghost Month in Taiwan

During Ghost Month in Taiwan, it’s believed the gates of hell open and the spirits come out and wander, looking for food to eat and mischief to cause. For the many Taiwanese who follow the traditional religions, one of the main activities happens on the 15th day of the Ghost Month, known as Pudu. Normally, [...]

Fire, Food & Fizzy Drinks: A Personal Experience of Ghost Month in Taiwan

The Hungry Ghost Festival starts in Taiwan on Thursday. In Ghost Month, the seventh month of the lunar calendar, it's believed the spirits of ancestors who aren't fully provided for in the spirit world roam the earth looking for food and resources. It's also believed they have the power to harm those who don't provide [...]

Introducing Ghost Month in Taiwan

August, the seventh month of the lunar calendar is called “Ghost Month” in Taiwan. To understand what this month is about, it’s good to start with understanding the worldview of spirituality in Taiwan. For those who believe and practice traditional Taiwanese religions, the spirit world consists of three types of beings: 1. gods - highly [...]