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A series of commercials on American TV last summer promoted the PGA (Professional Golfers Association) tournaments using the theme line, "These guys are good!" That sums up how GMI sees Patrick Johnstone, his Canadian co-author Jason Mandryk, and the rest of the Operation World research team at the WEC headquarters in England. Why is our confidence in the data and interpretation of Patrick's team so high?
HE IS FASTIDIOUS ABOUT HIS RESEARCH METHODS
|. Getting an accurate total of Korean missionaries when many
are members of two churches and some are members of two missions; and
. Classifying and counting "evangelicals" or "charismatics."
HE IS UNBELIEVABLY "WELL-CONNECTED" AROUND THE WORLD
HE IS FRANK ABOUT THE LIMITATIONS OF HIS RESEARCH
|editor of the World Christian Encyclopedia) has been in cooperation
with him ever since their first meeting in 1979.
HE CARES AS MUCH ABOUT PRESENTING THE DATA HELPFULLY FOR THE ORDINARY
CHRISTIAN AS HE DOES ABOUT GETTING THE DATA RIGHT
Jason Mandryk co-authored the 2001 Operation World with Patrick Johnstone.
|How well do you know your world? You
might be surprised to learn what God
is doing in mission. Answers are on
1. Which country went from
1.4% professing Christians in 1900
to 95.3% professing Christian in 2000?
2. In which city is no Christian
allowed to set foot?
| 3. How many countries have
more evangelicals than the United States?
C. Nobody knows
4. Which country sends out more than twice as many missionaries per evangelical church member as the USA?
C. New Zealand
D. All three
5. Approximately how many of the world's countries have a per capita income less than 10% of the USA?
| A. 2/3
6. Which country has 4,200 independent denominations, founded by its own citizens, claiming a total membership of 20.3 million?
7. Uttar Pradesh, the largest of India's 29 states, has a population closest to which of the following:
A. California (34 million)
B. France (59 million)
C. U.S. east of the Mississippi
River (168 million)
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