The Unreached in Isolation
A people group is considered unreached when they do not know about the Gospel of Christ. It is estimated that one-third of the world’s population is considered unreached. However, many of these people could access the good news if they wanted to. They can listen to the radio, watch TV, browse online using the Internet, walk to a local church, or purchase a Bible. We believe it is important to pray for such groups, that they will be moved in their hearts to take initiative to seek and find the truth of the good news.
However, some of the unreached people groups living in isolation do not have these options and couldn’t access the good news even if they were seeking the truth. We feel called specifically to these people in our work with Hope From Above Inc.
Reasons for isolation
Such isolation can have many reasons, but to list a few:
- Geographical isolation – Due to remoteness people can remain unreached. In some cases, various regions still need to be surveyed to see if there are people groups located in that area. Infrastructure also plays a key role, such as the absence of roads, bridges, airstrips or rivers to navigate boats.
- Ethnical or legislative isolation – Such as a caste system or laws preventing owning a Bible and following the Christian faith.
- Language barriers – There are at least 1900 languages that have no translation of any part of the Bible.
Often the reasons for isolation are a combination of many factors, which is why we invest heavily in research and take an innovative approach in using aviation and technology.