Baptist International Missions, Inc.

What is the Open Door Project?
The idea for the Open Door Project comes from 1 Corinthians 16:9a where Paul writes, For a great door and effectual is opened unto me. As in the time of Paul, so also today God has an open door for every person He is calling to the mission field. We are emphasizing eleven out of an endless number of open doors around the world. Our prayer is that God will use the information we are presenting to speak to many hearts about full-time missionary service. An open door represents an opportunity. We are praying that many Christians will respond to the opportunities that we are highlighting in this project.

How can I be involved in the Open Door Project?
First, please pray that God will use this new project to send many more missionaries around the world. Christ has asked us to pray that the Lord of the harvest would send forth labourers into his harvest (Matthew 9:38). As we pray for additional missionary personnel, we can be assured that we are praying according to God's will. Second, please lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest (John 4:35). As you see the need, consider what God would have you do about the many open doors all around the world. Yes, there are many adversaries (1 Corinthians 16:9b); however, when the Lord opens a door, no man can shut it (Revelation 3:8). Perhaps God has opened one of these great and effectual doors just for you.

Euro-Islam (Europe)
• Islam: the fastest growing religion in Europe
• Many European cities with Muslim concentrations of 15–25%
• Very few Muslims having heard the Gospel

Rwanda (Africa)
• Most densely populated country in Africa
• To our knowledge, only one Baptist church planter working here
• Language preference recently changed from French to English

Tohoku, Japan (Far East)
• Northern part of Honshu (tsunami hit area)
• Includes 6 different prefectures
• Population 9,335,636 (only 11 independent Baptist churches)

Oceania Islanders (Southeast Asia)
• 71 language groups in the Solomon Islands
• Land mass of Papua New Guinea larger than California
• 108 language groups in Vanuatu

Greenland (Far North)
• Population of approximately 56,500
• 88% Inuit and 12% European
• State religion: Lutheranism

US Military Personnel (Military Missions)
• US military presence in 150 countries
• Our goal: to see a church planted near every military base
• Often results in international ministry

Northwestern United States (USA)
• Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
• Home to over 13 million citizens
• The state of Washington: highest percentage of people in US claiming to have no religion

The Mayan Nation (Central America)
• Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize
• Between 20 & 30 million Mayan descendants
• 69 different spoken dialects

Northern Dominican Republic (Caribbean)
• Over 2 million people in this area
• Immediate need for 8 churches
• Very little work done in this area by independent Baptists

French Guiana (South America)
• Population 235,000 (70% Creole and approximately 14% European ancestry)
• 83% Catholic with no known independent Baptist missionaries
• Predominantly French speaking with a Creole/Caribbean culture

The Forgotten People of the Amazon (Brazil)
• Largest concentrations of uncontacted people in the world
• Most remote and uncharted places on earth, yet inhabited by 67 different people groups
• Mobile medical clinics opening doors in areas otherwise inaccessible