An historical organization?

Joshua Project in historyProbably the print is too hard to read in the image, but Joshua Project appears near the end of this timeline of biblical, church and missions history.

The text reads, “AD2000 & Beyond Movement convened the 1995 Global Consultation on World Evangelization in Seoul, South Korea which gave birth to the “Joshua Project 2000″ to spearhead church planting efforts among unreached peoples”.

It is a delight to be part of such an historic missions organization! With all this recognition, it is humbling to think that we get to have such an impact with 4 staff members in a little office.

As curators of people group information, I am constantly reminded of the verse, “Freely you have received; freely give.” (Matthew 10:8)

International denomination looks to Joshua Project for missions strategy

FMI missions

Joshua Project recently had the privilege of sitting down with leaders from an international Christian denomination to talk about unreached people groups. The denomination will change their missions focus from concentrating on countries to concentrating on people groups.

This is very much in keeping with a proper understanding of the Great Commission. When Jesus left us the command to “go and make disciples of all nations…” he used the Greek ‘ethne’. It’s easy to see how something like ‘ethnicity’ is a better translation of that word than ‘nation.’

We are constantly amazed at the contributions we get to make to emphasize this truth globally.

Help Joshua Project while you play a game!



  1. Choose countries that have not been chosen in the comments below.
  2. Visit in a separate browser window. (or just click the peeps above)
  3. From the drop-down menu of countries, click on the first country you would like to work on.
  4. A Joshua Project country page will load and you will see a country map on the right-hand side of the screen. Several dots will appear on the map. This is where your job the game begins.
  5. Zoom in on the map and make sure none of the dots are placed outside the boundary of that country. You may have to zoom in and out to help you distinguish the country borders.
  6. If you find any dots outside that country’s border, click on the dot and take note of the people group name and the country. In the comments section below write the people group name and the country name. (Instead of the people group and country names you can hover over the people group name and take note of the 5-digit code from the URL that shows in the lower left hand corner of your browser screen. Then hover over the country name and take note of the 2-letter code in the URL. Write both codes as a comment [ex.- “12345 AB”])
  7. As a final step, zoom out to show the map of the entire world to ensure no dots exist where they should not.
  8. If you chose “I”, skip over India. (Click on India and you’ll understand why.)
  9. When you are finished, enter the names of the first and last countries you did. [ex.- Afghanistan to Armenia]
  10. Any questions? Please e-mail us at or

A decade of marriage


We recently got away for a weekend to celebrate our tenth anniversary. We met in Oaxaca because we were both serving in ministries focusing on ensuring the good news about Jesus Christ be available for all peoples of the world.

There have been more joys than trials in our first decade. Our two boys are true treasures from God and we love raising them together. We have no idea what God will do in the next 10 years. That’s okay. We’re committed to obeying him together, no matter what he calls us to.