According to an article written by Jonny Grant and Patti Richter for The Gospel Coalition — Reaching Ireland for Christ — Again — only about 0.5 percent of the Republic of Ireland’s population is evangelical and it is the least evangelized country in Europe.
In a March 2017 article entitled Europe’s Most Godless Country May Surprise You, Gunnar Gunnarsson tells the story of how he and his wife, Svava Maria, began planting a church in downtown Reykjavík, Iceland — a place a former minister told him was a “preacher’s graveyard.”
Hans Bär, a missionary with OMF International, has been involved in evangelism and leadership training among the Karen people in Thailand for over twenty-five years. The Karen people have an animistic background and worldview and that affects how they understand teaching from the Bible.
In a December 2018 article on OMF International’s website, entitled Teaching God’s Word to a People from an Animistic Background, Bär identifies several implications of an animistic worldview for Bible teaching.
The animist shaken to the core by God’s truth is the story of Anton Egamankon, an animist who gave his life to Christ approximately thirteen years ago.
In a 2010 paper written for the Cape Town 2010 Congress of the Lausanne Movement, S. Kent Parks and John Scott deliver an impassioned plea for the “Forgotten Fourth” — the almost 2 billion people without access to the gospel.
Rahil Patel spent six years in India — away from his home and family in London — undergoing intensive training to become a Hindu priest. Outwardly, he was a model student and priest. But inwardly, his heart was unsettled and restless.