The head of The Lausanne Movement said recently in Cape Town, South Africa that despite the great challenges faced by the global church, there is also great opportunity, and he hoped that at their next congressional meet, those unreached by God’s Word will be zero.

Doug Birdsall, chairman of The Lausanne Movement said this on the opening day of the third Lausanne Congress of World Evangelization, or Cape Town 2010, where some 4,500 evangelical delegates gathered, Christian Today said.

Of note, some 230 delegates from house churches in China were not allowed by their government to attend the congress. Many Chinese delegates were stopped at the airport, their passports and luggage confiscated, Mission Network News reported. (See

Wayne Pederson, president of HCJB Global said, “It’s interesting that this is happening because the conference is focusing on evangelism in the developing world, such as China, India, and Bangladesh and some of the least reached areas of the world,” according to Mission Network News.

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