Global Mission

An initiative to place, before the year 2000, a Seventh-day Adventist presence in every one of 5,234 population segments of 1 million constituting the world’s population at the time of the General Conference session in 1990; also to foster growth in areas with established work, reaching unentered municipalities and ethnic and language groups. The idea was launched by N. C. Wilson at the Annual Council held in 1986 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and developed by a committee with world representation for adoption at the 1989 Annual Council and the 1990 session. R. J. Kloosterhuis and C. R. Taylor assisted in the planning stages. M. L. Ryan was called to lead in the implementation, and H. L. Butler to assist in the development of funds through donations. Because the major challenges lie in the ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.