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1 40 Days of Prayer for the Diaspora Peoples of the USA 40 Days of learning about the Diaspora peoples of the USA 40 Days of Scripture thru the mission of God story 40 Days to understanding the unfolding story of God for his global purpose 40 Days toward blessing the nations among us. Coming Fall 2012!

2 “100 year ago we sent missionaries to the nations to look for the cities. Today you go to the cities and you find the nations" Dr. Ray Bakke “Diaspora missiology may well be the most important undigested reality in missions thinking today." Dr. Ralph Winter “one of the greatest ironies in missions today is the fact that although we have a good understanding of the evangelical status of many of the world’s peoples in other nations, for the most part, we are ignorant regarding the evangelical status of the peoples of the world living in our backyards.” Dr. J.D. Payne

3 Globalization, Urbanization and Migration is changing the world Migration is taken place in every nation of the world. However certain regions have higher concentrations than others. The USA is the #1 destination of migrants from around the world, with over 42 million recent migrants now in USA. There are now 8 U.S. cities with a foreign born population of 1 million The most recent migration is coming from many places of the world considered “Unreached” There may be as many as 360 “Unreached People Groups” in the U.S. representing a population of over 20 million

4 In the unevangelized world, there are 20,500 full-time Christian workers and 10,200 foreign missionaries attempting to reach an Unengaged and Unreached population of over 2.9 billion people who are resistant to the Gospel so how can we better reach them? There are 100 million Evangelical Christians in the “evanglelized” U.S., with 20 million people from Unengaged & Unreached People Groups new to America - many of whom are open to hearing the Gospel – but do we know they are here? Should we focus on getting “missionaries” to the “unevangelized world” to reach UPGs or do we focus on getting “missionaries” into our cities to reach UPGs from the “unevangelized world?”And/Both

5 A missional formation tool for equipping the reader for living for God’s global glory An introduction of diaspora Peoples for capturing God’s heart for all peoples A resource for mobilizing your church to missional prayer and action A Bible study for preparing your church for cross- cultural engagement A prayer initiative for igniting a Christward movement toward and through Diaspora peoples for finishing the task

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7 A Citywide Campaign Following Global Day of Prayer - May 20 – June Days of Prayer for “Blessing the Nations Among Us” 40 Days of Action for “Blessing the Nations Among Us” Ready - select and study a People Group Set - Study – Equip – Train Go - Cross Cultural Excursions and Encounters

8 For more information Visit EthnicEmbrace.net Call Brian EEUSA Project Director Officially Launching 2013


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