Countries in the 10/40 Window

The 10/40 Window encompasses a vast geographical region with a high concentration of Unreached People Groups, those with minimal exposure to the Gospel. This region, stretching from North Africa across the Middle East and into Asia, presents unique challenges due to its complex religious landscape and socioeconomic factors, making it a vital focus for missions efforts.

Our world holds pockets of profound spiritual darkness and need, where billions of individuals live without access to the life-changing message of salvation in Jesus Christ. One such region – often called the 10/40 Window – stretches across a vast area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. This rectangular area is crucial in the global missions landscape because it contains the majority of the world's Unreached People Groups. These are communities where Christianity has little to no presence, leaving hearts and minds untouched by the transformative power of the Gospel.

Within the 10/40 Window, complex religious, social, and political factors present significant barriers to sharing the Gospel. Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism dominate the spiritual landscape, often intertwined with cultural traditions that have existed for centuries. Additionally, many countries within this window struggle with poverty, instability, and limited resources – challenges that further complicate efforts to share the hope of Jesus.

Despite these obstacles, the urgency of reaching those in the 10/40 Window cannot be overstated. As believers compelled by our Lord's Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), we have a profound responsibility to carry His message of love, salvation, and restoration to those who have yet to hear it. This call demands that we prayerfully strategize, creatively engage, and tirelessly work to ensure that the light of Jesus shines into even the darkest corners of the world.

Significance of the 10/40 Window

  • Unreached People Groups: The 10/40 Window is home to the majority of the world's Unreached People Groups – those having little or no access to the Gospel.
  • Religious Landscape: The dominant religions within this window include Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
  • Socioeconomic Challenges: Many nations in the 10/40 Window experience significant poverty, limited infrastructure, and social and political instability.
Map showing 10/40 window

Countries Within the 10/40 Window

The Joshua Project is a comprehensive research initiative focused on highlighting Unreached People Groups around the world. Their extensive data and insights are considered a vital resource within the missions community. For this list, we relied on the Joshua Project's website to ensure our information accurately reflects the countries within the 10/40 Window.

    North Africa and the Middle East

  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Oman
  • Palestine
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Syria
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Yemen
  • Albania
  • Türkiye (Turkey)

  • West and Central Africa

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Sudan
  • Western Sahara

  • South and Central Asia

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Maldives
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

  • East Asia and Southeast Asia

  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • North Korea
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Brunei
  • Timor-Leste

Be the Hands and Feet of Christ

Millions around the world live without the hope of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His Feet International is bringing the light of God's love to Unreached People Groups in the 10/40 window, ministering in isolated communities, showing compassion to those suffering from leprosy, helping victims of disaster, protecting and nurturing vulnerable children, and strengthening the persecuted Church. Your generous donation supports this vital ministry. Will you extend a helping hand and the message of Christ's love to those who need it most? Donate today and make an eternal difference.