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Projects: Proposed

Angolans

Although the church in Angola is growing, there are still pockets of unreached peoples, such as the Himba, Mbwela, Mumgabwe, Kwangali, and Nyaneka.

Armenians of Iran

Iranian citizens who are ethnically Armenian are Iran’s largest Christian religious minority. An estimated 150,000 currently reside in the country, and they are engaged in a variety of professions and occupations

Balkans

The Balkan people experienced genocide in the 1990s when thousands of them were killed.

Bamar Buddhists

Pioneer missionary Adoniram Judson sailed to Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, in 1813. When asked about the prospects of converting the world, he replied, "As bright, Sir, as the promises of God."

Explorers

AFM explorer missionaries travel to new locations and conduct research to determine if that location is a good fit for a new AFM project. They also seek for local contacts who would assist career missionaries as they adjust to the new culture.

Fulani

The Fula of Benin are overwhelmingly Muslim. Efforts to evangelize these people have produced only a very small number of converts.

Fulfulde

The Fulfulde tend to hide their feelings and only through songs do they express love and a need for others.

Georgians

Georgians trace their ancestry to the great grandson of the biblical Japheth.

Goans of India

An exotic mixture of Hindu and Christian, Indian and Portuguese, antiquity and modernity, religion and secularism.

Hajirah

This AFM project aims to teach English and computer skills to outcast girls in order to integrate into them back into society, provide them with hope, and introduce them to the Savior.

Hausa

Though all Hausa society is nominally Islamic, many of the rural Hausa are only superficially Muslim and believe in a variety of spirits.

Highlanders of Scotland

Few Scots have ever even heard of Seventh-day Adventists, as SDAs make up only one in 10,000 of the population of over 5 million.

Himadri

Primarily Buddhist, the Himadri people are ethnically related to Tibetans and speak a similar language. There are few, if any, known believers among the Himadri.

Ipek

Originally Turkish nomads, the Ipek people worked as shepherds and oasis farmers.

Iranians of Armenia

Because Iranians in Iran are becoming disillusioned with the ruling regime and dissatisfied with Islam, there is a growing underground house-church movement developing and a window of opportunity is open to us.

Iraqis of Jordan

Iraqis in Jordan, the majority of whom are Sunni Muslims, are estimated to number above 200,000 and comprise approximately 4-5 percent of the total population.

Japanese

Among these 126 million people, fewer than one percent of Japanese are Christian.

Maninka

The Maninka value honesty, logical thinking, and the ability to speak in public; however, they are very suspicious and men avoid close personal relationships.

Muslims of Southern Thailand

Around one million Muslims live in Bangkok where over 160 mosques dot the city. They often live apart from the Buddhists around them. Now is the time to reach these people before they become more deeply entrenched in their beliefs.

Syrians of Turkey

Since March 2011 the crisis in Syria has forced many Syrians to abandon their homeland and seek shelter in other countries. Currently 1.5 million of these refugees reside in Turkey.

Tibetans

The predominant religion in Tibet is Tantric Buddhism/Lamaism, which involves demonic bondage, spirit appeasement, and occultism.

Western Nasu

The Western Nasu are a comparatively large ethnic group in western Yunnan and are in the process of assimilation to Han Chinese culture and language. There is still time to reach these nearly 300,000 polytheistic people.

Yadavs

According to the Joshua Project, the Yadavs of India are the 5th largest unreached people group in the world; and out of the top 100 unreached people groups in the world, 47 of them can be found in the state of Bihar.