By the way… How Big is 97%?

Hey all you youth workers, here’s a startling statistic:

97% of all the world’s trained youth pastors/youth workers minister in North America (primarily in the United states) while about 97% of all the world’s teenagers live outside of North America.

How big of a number is 97%? I don’t know the exact numbers, but it obviously constitutes a massive majority of the youth of the world. There is a great need for Christian youth workers outside of North America.

Many thanks to my brother and fellow servant Kevin Cochrane for sharing this statistic, and for deciding to give his life to ministry in Japan in response to it. I encourage you all to seriously consider following Kevin’s example. If you are a Christian youth worker, you should already be Praying and Giving. Will you consider Going as well?

If you don’t know how to get started, take a look at SEND International’s website ( for all the information you need.


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