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The Philippines
Philippines: Diverse country

                                            Others , 25.30%            Tagalog , 28.10%


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Reached Progress by Nation, Southeast Asia

                         800

                         700                   R...
Progress of Christianity
          % Evangelical among major tribes
                  (Pop ≥ 30,000)
 Manobo, Cotabato
   ...
Progress of Christianity




Unreached / Least-Reached     Established Church
< 2% Evangelicals and         2 > 10% Evange...
Churches in the Philippines
                                                     Christianity segments
                   ...
The remaining task
               (Philippine Missions Association)

Demographic Task (people)
  70 million still have to ...
Population
• Population (2009): 97,976,603            Male 2009      Female 2009        Male 2020   Female 2020
  (Top 12)...
A nation in Diaspora
            Deployment of OFWs (2007)                              Landbased, by Country (2007)
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The Filipino OFW (Overseas Foreign Worker)
                   Male                                                        ...
Effects of Diaspora
- improved quality of life
- social mobility
- fuel national economy
                                 ...
Filipino OFW Destination countries
               Saudi Arabia                                 United Arab Emirates       ...
Dramatic recent progress
                  * Philippines *
1975 – 3,000 churches
2005 – 55,000 churches
2010 – Expect to s...
Prayer needs
• Evangelism of the youth
• Raising up and training of young church
  leaders and missionaries
• Shift from a...
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A Nation in Diaspora

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  1. 1. The Philippines
  2. 2. Philippines: Diverse country Others , 25.30% Tagalog , 28.10% Waray , 3.40% Bikol , 6% Cebuano , 13.10% Ilonggo , 7.50% Bisaya , 7.60% Ilocano , 9% • 8 major languages • 170 total languages • 189 people groups (Joshua project) • 7107 islands; 17 regions, 81 provinces; 299,764 sq. km. • Cultural blend: Indonesian, Malay, From: SIL International Chinese, Spanish • Official language: Filipino, English
  3. 3. Reached Progress by Nation, Southeast Asia 800 700 Reached Peoples No. of People Groups 600 Least Reached 500 Peoples 400 300 200 100 0 ng es ya a nd ia a e m ar ei Th os or si si or Ph od na Ea un nm in m la La ay ne ap pp Ti ai b et Br al do m Vi ili st M Ca M In Si From Joshua Project data 2007
  4. 4. Progress of Christianity % Evangelical among major tribes (Pop ≥ 30,000) Manobo, Cotabato Sambal, Botolan Manobo, Obo Isnag Manonob, Camiguin Subanon, Western Ifugao, Mayoyao Bolinao Subanon, Tuboy Bagobo, Tagabawa Tiruray Subanun, Lapuya Kalagan Sambal Blaan, Sarangani Agta, Bicol Butuanon Kamayo Itawit Ibanag Based on data from Philippine Missions Association (PMA) Tribal Ministry Team 0 100000 200000 300000 Population % Evangelical
  5. 5. Progress of Christianity Unreached / Least-Reached Established Church < 2% Evangelicals and 2 > 10% Evangelicals < 5% Christian Adherents Formative or Nominal Church Significant Church < 2% Evangelicals and > 10% Evangelicals > 5% Christian Adherents Based on data from Joshua Project data 2007
  6. 6. Churches in the Philippines Christianity segments 4% 2% Roman Catholic 16% Protestant 7% Independent Others 71% Anglican Foreign ministries in the Philippines (80) 10% 20% 1975 – 3,000 churches Small (16) Medium (56) 2005 – 55,000 churches Large (8) 2,734 foreign missionaries from 35 countries 70% Based on data from Joshua Project data 2007
  7. 7. The remaining task (Philippine Missions Association) Demographic Task (people) 70 million still have to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. 39 million in 26,000 Barangays still have no evangelical church within their midst (out of 41,995). 50% of the Philippines are under 20 years old – YOUTH Geographic Task 26,000 barangays are still without a church 43 municipalities do not have a church (35 are Muslim municipalities; total of 1,494) Urban “under churched” barangay (113 cities with 48% of population)
  8. 8. Population • Population (2009): 97,976,603 Male 2009 Female 2009 Male 2020 Female 2020 (Top 12) 80 - 84 • Median age: 22.7 – 0-14 years: 34.5% 70 - 74 – 15-64 years: 61.3% 60 - 64 – 65 years and over: 4.1% 50 - 54 • Population below poverty line: 30% 40 - 44 • Literacy rate, adult total (2003) 30 - 34 95.1 20 - 24 • 3rd-5th Largest English-speaking 10 - 14 country • Percent urbanization: 65% 0-4 -1,500 -1,000 -500 0 500 1,000 1,500 in 10,000 Rich human resource! Based on data from US Census Bureau (IDB)
  9. 9. A nation in Diaspora Deployment of OFWs (2007) Landbased, by Country (2007) Saudi Arabia (238,419) ASIA (218,983) United Arab Emirates (120,657) Hong Kong (59,169) MIDDLE EAST (487,878) Qatar (56,277) 20% EUROPE (45,613) 25% 21% 29% Singapore (49,431) AMERICAS (28,019) 1% 2% Taiwan (37,136) 1% TRUST TERRITORIES 2% 1% 1% Kuwait (37,080) (6,674) 2% 4% 3% 4% AFRICA (13,126) 4% Italy (17,855) 15% 45% 6% OCEANIA (10,691) 7% 7% Brunei (14,667) SEABASED (266,553) Korea (14,265) Japan (8,867) Other (171,512) Total: 1,077,623 (2007) Total: 194 countries Overall: 11 million (12% of population) (31% of entire labor force) Based on data from Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA)
  10. 10. The Filipino OFW (Overseas Foreign Worker) Male Female (67%) Professional and Technical 4% Workers (専門職) 2% 13% 0% Administrative and Managerial 15% 14% 3% Workers (経営・管理職) 0% 0% 2% Clerical Workers (事務) 6% Sales Workers (販売) 4% 13% Service Workers (サービス 業) Agricultural Workers (農業) 1% 64% Production Workers (生産) 59% Others (その他) Based on data from Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA)
  11. 11. Effects of Diaspora - improved quality of life - social mobility - fuel national economy - erosion of family - deterioration of marriage - underemployment, abuse ? Can something good come out of this?
  12. 12. Filipino OFW Destination countries Saudi Arabia United Arab Emirates Kuwait 4% 4% 2% Level 1 - Unreached 2% 7% 12% 20% Level 2 - Nominal 6% Church 1% Level 3 - Established Church Level 4 - Significant 78% 77% 87% Church Brunei Japan Qatar Taiwan 0% 1% 0% 2% 2% 13% 20% 42% 1% 29% 54% 58% 77% 99% 2% 0% Unreached countries mostly in the 10/40 window – ripe mission fields!
  13. 13. Dramatic recent progress * Philippines * 1975 – 3,000 churches 2005 – 55,000 churches 2010 – Expect to send out 200,000 contract workers into the 10/40 Window in the next 15 years as tentmaking missionaries … the most of any country! Based on Joshua Project data 2007 Vision of PMA: Filipino Christians are contributing significantly to the evangelization of the whole world in the most effective, strategic way possible, focusing on tentmaking, transformational development, and multiplication of churches
  14. 14. Prayer needs • Evangelism of the youth • Raising up and training of young church leaders and missionaries • Shift from a purely economic-driven Diaspora to a gospel-driven migration • Building up of tentmakers sharing the gospel through secular work overseas.

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