Strategic Partnerships

Movement of African National Initiatives (MANI)

Joshua Project is pleased to partner with the Movement of African National Initiatives. MANI is an African movement, a network of networks and African National Initiatives, focused on catalyzing African National Initiatives and mobilizing the resources of the Body of Christ in Africa for the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

MANI's stated purpose is to affirm, motivate, mobilize and network Christian leaders by inspiring them with the vision of reaching the unreached and least evangelized in Africa, and the wider world, through the communication of up to date research, reports and models; consultations and prayer efforts focusing on the unfinished task.

Etnopedia

Joshua Project and Etnopedia, while distinct initiatives, serve the same vision. They seek to help inform the church worldwide about the unfinished task of the Great Commission by identifying and highlighting the people groups of the world that have the least exposure to the Gospel and the least Christian presence in their midst.

The approaches used by these two ministries are unified and connected so as to work in conjunction and varied so as to focus on their respective emphases and thus avoid duplication. For Joshua Project that focus is on updateable statistics for a comprehensive list of peoples. For Etnopedia that focus is to provide a translation platform and multilingual set of people profiles for collaboration in a web community.

Global Research Initiatives

The major global missions people, language and country databases are seeking closer partnership and data sharing. This includes the World Christian Database, International Mission Board, Ethnologue, Operation World and Joshua Project. Each with its own distinctive, these initiatives are working in cooperation. Together these efforts hope to soon:

  • develop a statement of unity
  • create documents regarding the distinctiveness of each effort
  • circulate regular change update notifications where possible
  • use Affinity Bloc / People Cluster scheme in all data sets
Gadaria (Muslim traditions) of India
Population:  3,800
Status: Unreached
Kota Bangun Kutai of Indonesia
Population:  142,000
Status: Unreached
Dharkar of Nepal
Population:  2,600
Status: Unreached
Miao, Enshi of China
Population:  675,000
Status: Unreached
Bedouin, Ruarha of Algeria
Population:  79,000
Status: Unreached
Daur of China
Population:  196,000
Status: Unreached
Zaza-Dimli of Turkey
Population:  1,690,000
Status: Unreached
Dzala of Bhutan
Population:  18,000
Status: Unreached
Wolio of Indonesia
Population:  240,000
Status: Unreached
Kim Mun of Vietnam
Population:  210,000
Status: Unreached

Mission Question
How many unreached people groups are in the South Pacific?  Answer ...

Missions Scripture
우리 주 예수 그리스도의 아버지 하나님을 찬송하리로다 그의 많으신 긍휼대로 예수 그리스도를 죽은 자 가운데서 부활하게 하심으로 말미암아 우리를 거듭나게 하사 산 소망이 있게 하시며 썩지 않고 더럽지 않고 쇠하지 아니하는 유업을 잇게 하시나니 곧 너희를 위하여 하늘에 간직하신 것이라 베드로전서 1:3-4  베드로전서 1:3-4

Unreached Peoples Fact
3/4 of the 20,833,000 Sikhs in India live in the state of Punjab. Nearly 3/4 of the 8,870,000 Buddhists in India live in the state of Maharashtra.  More Mission Facts ...


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