Sobering statistics from The Traveling Team website:
If everyone is obeying God’s ‘calling’ to be a missionary wherever they are then God is calling 99.9995% of people to work among the 44.3% of the world population that already has the gospel, and calling virtually no one (.0005%) to relocate among the other 53.7% of the world population that are not Christian. You have a better chance of being in a plane crash than being one of the 2 billion Christians in the world that are Unreached People Groups missionaries.
From Thomas Dalton’s wonderful book entitled, Unto Death: Martyrdom, Missions and the Maturity of the Church:
Frontier missions and domestic evangelism are both legitimate callings that are indispensable to the advance of God’s purposes in the nations. It is important therefore that we not exalt one above the other. Both are to be honored, proclaimed, and embraced.
We must be careful to never hold one in a higher regard than the other. However, with that said, it is apparent that the Church needs to hold frontier missions in a higher regard than we currently do.
We invest less than 1% of our resources into ministry to unreached people groups.
It is always good to do a heart check to ensure we are living in obedience rather than in personal comfort.