9After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could count, from every nation and all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, and palm branches were in their hands;
These 61 UUPGs on this site is part of the global 3,800 initiative by IMB.
Minutes after his unanimous election as International Mission Board president, Tom Elliff vowed to challenge Southern Baptists to engage all of the estimated 3,800 people groups worldwide that still have not been touched by the gospel.
“I intend to introduce at the 2011 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention a very simple plan by which each one of these 3,800 unengaged people groups can be embraced by a Southern Baptist congregation,” Elliff told trustees, meeting last week in Dallas.
“I believe we can accomplish this in one year,” he said. “Should Jesus grant us the days, by the 2012 Southern Baptist Convention meeting, we would be able to say that to our knowledge, every people group on this globe has some church committed to take specific steps to strategize, to pray over, to learn about and discover some way that the gospel witness can be shared with those people.”
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