If the World Were a Village ...

Just read this incredible post from our good friends Nick and Jessica Lusk's site.  They are one of my favorite blogs to read - it's a tie between theirs or Mark Batterson's.  I'm not sure I can pinpoint what I love most about these two sites, but they are so good.

If the World Were a Village of 100 People . . .

60 Asians, 14 Africans, 12 Europeans, 8 Latin Americans, 5 from the USA and Canada, and 1 from the South Pacific
51 would be male, 49 would be female
25 have never heard about Jesus, 41 are evangelised non-Christians and 33 would call themselves Christian
46 are poor, 9 are rich
20 drink dangerous water
37 have insufficient water
50 have unsatisfactory sanitation
80 would live in substandard housing
7 are starving, near death
16 have insufficient food
8 are orphans
2 have no shelter at all
2 are street children
1.3 are beggars
67 would be unable to read
24 would not have any electricity (And of the 76 that do
have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)
7 people would have access to the Internet
1 would have a college education
1 would have HIV
2 would be near birth; 1 near death
20 control 80% of the worlds resources
5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth; all 5 would be US citizens
33 would be receiving –and attempting to live on– only 3% of the income of “the village”