Billion Hours of Prayer and $1 Billion by 2020
The 10/40 Window is home to three billion Muslims, Buddhists, and Hindus, and the vast majority still have little or no access to the gospel in their language and culture. More than 90 percent of the world’s least-reached people groups are in that region.
A new initiative called Light the Window aims to equip ten million believers around the world to pray and give sacrificially to reach 365 influential people groups in the 10/40 Window region. Mission strategists refer to these large groups as “gateway peoples” because, if a breakthrough happens among them, it may have a huge impact on the surrounding peoples, who are often related linguistically and culturally to these larger groups.
Light the Window seeks to equip intercessors around the world with prayer updates from the field, and make these available in every major language with a significant number of evangelicals. To facilitate this field/intercessor connection, an online prayer exchange is being set up that will enable field practitioners to upload updates that will then be translated by volunteers in every country.
In addition, a Light the Window app for smart phones is being developed, which will allow participants to log their prayer participation and receive live prayer feeds from the 10/40 Window for the people groups they are following.
If Light the Window achieves its goal of equipping ten million participants around the world, potential donations to fund strategic projects is enormous. Using “crowd-funding” technology and concepts, participants will be encouraged to give small regular contributions to fund big projects. By faith, Light the Window is aiming to raise at least $1 billion from ten million participants.
Light the Window plans to officially launch in 2015. Those interested in participating can help beta-test the program by registering at ltw2020.org.
(C) 2015 Prayer Connect magazine