How many foreign missionaries are there in the world?

Ever wonder how many workers are actually serving in unevangelized lands?

World Evangelization Research Center 
Pointing the way to the least evangelized


  • Present cost of Christian foreign missions:  $250 million a year
  • 26 restricted-access (closed) countries
  • 10,200 foreign missionaries (2.4%)
  • No citywide evangelistic campaigns
  • 20,500 full-time Christian workers

Number of Christian Martyrs Worldwide:
An average of 171,000 Christians worldwide are martyred for their faith per year. 
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2006)

There’s a lot of work to be done when you’re in my kind of job. Good thing I’m starting young.

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