Why New York? Throughout its history New York City has been a major point of entry for immigrants; the term “melting pot” was coined to describe densely populated immigrant neighborhoods on the Lower East Side. Nearly 170 languages are spoken in the city, while 36% of its population was foreign born. English remains the most widely spoken language and New York is one of the largest cities in the English-speaking world, although there are areas of Queens and Brooklyn in which up to 20% of people speak English only a little or not at all. Neighborhoods such as Flushing, Sunset Park and Corona are the least English-speaking communities.
Asian Americans make up 11.8% of New York City’s population. According to the survey, there were 976,807 Asian Americans residing in New York City. Of 976,807 Asian Americans, 445,145 were of Chinese descent, representing 5.4% of the city’s population. In addition, there were 226,888 Indian Americans residing in the city, representing 2.7% of the population. Approximately 103,660 people identified themselves as “Other Asian”, a category that includes people of Cambodian, Laotian, Hmong, and Pakistani descent. Individuals in this category represent 1.2% of the city’s population. There were 88,162 Korean Americans residing in the city, representing 1.1% of the population. Other Asian American groups include those of Filipino (68,826, 0.8%), Japanese (26,096, 0.3%), and Vietnamese (18,030, 0.2%) descent.
Global Gates are some friends of ours that have a great training institution located in New York City and doing an awesome work among the unreached there. If God is calling you to work with the unreached in this city, we highly suggest that you contact them about training. They share the same DNA, vision and calling as Global Frontier Missions!
We do not currently have a base in New York, but we are open to the possibility! Maybe you are one of the laborers we have been praying for to help us get up and running. Are you called to reach the unreached peoples of the world? Do you want to be a part of a movement mobilizing, training, and sending missionaries out to reach people of different faiths (Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists) in NYC and beyond? We are looking for three like-minded couples, families, or singles that have a passion for unreached people groups to help us get this new GFM location off the ground in New York.
Some other fantastic ministries in NYC are Urban Nations, and YWAM New York. They also have a passion to reach out to the unreached in the city. For more information about helping us pioneer a new location in New York, contact us. To learn more about our existing GFM bases, please check out Atlanta, Houston, Richmond, Sydney, Australia, and South Asia.