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Monday, April 26, 2010 

Dr. J.D. Payne: Diaspora Missiology – What in the World is God Doing?

According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the following countries/areas had the highest number of international migrants in 2005. Note the overall percentage received by the United States, compared to the other nations.

Country or Area Number of Migrants (millions) As Percentage of Total
United States 38.4 20.2
Russian Federation 12.1 6.4
Germany 10.1 5.3
Ukraine 6.8 3.6
France 6.5 3.4
Saudi Arabia 6.4 3.3
Canada 6.1 3.2
India 5.7 3.0
United Kingdom 5.4 2.8
Spain 4.8 2.5
Australia 4.1 2.2
Pakistan 3.3 1.7
United Arab Emirates 3.2 1.7
China, Hong Kong SAR 3.0 1.6
Israel 2.7 1.4
Italy 2.5 1.3
Kazakhstan 2.5 1.3
Cote d’Ivoire 2.4 1.2
Jordan 2.2 1.2
Japan 2.0 1.1

So, who is a stranger living next door to you? Do you recognize the Great Commission opportunities we have in the West when representatives of the least reached peoples move into our communities?

Here is the ironic thought to ponder for the day: Why will we risk life and limb to go to some of the world’s least reached peoples when we will not walk next door to share that gospel with those same people groups God has moved into our neighborhoods?

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