The 10/40 Window is a term used to describe a region of the world within 10 and 40 degrees latitude north of the equator, stretching from Western Africa to Eastern Asia. The vast majority of the unreached people in the world live in this region. They are “unreached” in the sense that they have not had an opportunity to hear the gospel. There are more than 2.9 billion unreached people in the world today. About 97% of those live in or near the 10/40 Window.
Teaching Time: 15 minutes
Materials: world map, popsicle sticks, glue or tape, several coins
Make a rectangular frame out of popsicle sticks that will fit around the 10/40 Window on your world map (see description of location above). Either glue or tape the popsicle sticks together. Once you have crafted your window, take turns moving it across the map to look at different parts of the world. This window is a way of looking at different parts of the world. Move the popsicle stick frame over the 10/40 Window. This area is called the 10/40 Window. Most of the people who live here don’t know anyone, who knows anyone, that can tell them about Jesus. Let’s spend some time praying for these people. Distribute the coins amongst your family members. Take turns tossing them into the 10/40 Window on your map. Look where your coin lands and say a prayer for that country.
- How many people do you know who could tell you something about Jesus?
- Why do you think we should pray for people who live in the 10/40 Window?
Pray that God would raise up global workers to go to these people and tell them the good news about Jesus.