Instead of participating in the #IceBucketChallenge that is all over social media, we are doing a #MissionsHotPepperChallenge to start raising awareness for unreached people groups. You can either eat a hot pepper (jalapeno, poblano, ghost chili pepper, etc.) and donate $10 OR donate $100 to an organization like New Tribes Mission (who works among unreached people groups). If we’re willing to do this for a terrible disease that is only temporal, we should be way more willing to do it for a terrible “disease” that is eternal.
Ready to watch Mark eat a ghost chili pepper?
You may be wondering what awareness we are raising:
- There are hundreds of people groups in our world, ranging from hundreds to millions of people, that have no Bible in their language or believers to share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ!
- Out of the world’s 7,000 languages only 456 have completed Bible translations! Over 2,500 do not have any Scripture in there language at all! That’s almost 3 billion people without access to God’s Word in their language.
- “American Christians spend 95% of offerings on home-based ministry, 4.5% on cross-cultural efforts in already reached people groups, and .5% to reach the unreached.” (The Traveling Team)
- We need people, like you and me, to help get God’s Word to these people by going, giving, and praying!
Are you up for the challenge? We want to see your video! Tag us in them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.