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WORLD CHALLENGE MISSIONS UPDATE


by Gary Wilkerson (Son of David Wilkerson)



WORLDWIDE STATISTICS ...



6,571,497,332 People now live on Earth
1,200,000,000 People live on 23 cents a day
2,000,000,000 People have no electricity
80% of all people live in substandard housing
1,000,000,000 People are without safe drinking water
Every 16 seconds Someone dies of hunger
57,000,000 People died in 2006
10,500,000 Of these were children less than five years old
14,000,000 Children were orphaned because of HIV/AIDS
2,000,000 Children have died as a direct result
of armed conflict during the last ten years



MEANWHILE ...



$8,000,000,000.00 were spent on cosmetics in America in 2005
$11,000,000,000.00 for ice cream in Europe
$17,000,000,000.00 In the USA and Europe on pet food
$105,000,000,000.00 For Alcohol in Europe



JESUS SAID ...



"But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified:
for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
Then said he unto them, nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom
against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and
famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall
there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their hands
on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and
into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's
sake. And it shall turn to you for a testimony" (Luke 21:9-13)



QUESTION ...


It's our turn, what kind of testimony do we have?



Brother Julian

 2007/4/3 14:08









 Re: World Challenge Missions Update: Statistics


Thought i would share this with my family at SI. Got it in yesterday with David Wilkerson's Pulpit Series Newsletter. It broke my heart!



Brother Julian

 2007/4/3 14:38









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Thats quite sobering... and wont generate a lot of comments because for the most part we dont want to think about it.

Think about this... how much of that money spent on dog food, cosmetics etc was from Christians. Imagine if they only took 10% of that money and put it into missions...

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 2007/4/3 15:08
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how much of that money spent on dog food


Oswald J. Smith stated much in his books and sermons that we "as Christians" spend more on dog food or on bubble gum then on missions! That was 20-30 years ago how much worse is it now.


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Brother Krispy,


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Think about this... how much of that money spent on dog food, cosmetics etc was from Christians. Imagine if they only took 10% of that money and put it into missions...




Amen!!!



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I recently heard Dr Ralph Winters speak, and I may misquote him, but this is sobering as well.

"Each year the American church spends more to send teenagers overseas on 'short term mission trips,' most less than three weeks, using more money than we've spent on full time missionaries in the last decade."

It isn't just the American secular people who have mixed up priorities, it's also the church.

KP Yohannan often talks in his books about how the American church has gotten rid of the concept of hell, because it would require people to consider where everyone is going that we're not faithful to preach the Gospel to.


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 Re: Missions Resource

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