Estonia: 78% non-religious and an evangelical population of 4.9%
Norway: 78% non-religious and an evangelical population of 8.4%
France: 74% non-religious and an evangelical population of 1%
Belgium: 68% non-religious and an evangelical population of 1.2%Russia: 59% non-religious and an evangelical population of 1.2% Given these facts, it should be clear how necessary it is to send missionaries and church-planters to places within the 40/70 window. Certainly, ministry in these places is not without its difficulties. Not only is the climate much colder than many other places in the world, but so can the response to the gospel. It can be difficult to reach people with the message of Christ’s atoning work in largely non-religious societies where many are suspicious and incredulous toward evangelical Christian beliefs even while being largely unacquainted with them. Where the cold climate dominates there can also exist a heightened level of self-sufficiency and independence, which may add to the general disinterest in religious beliefs and religious conversations. These and other factors can make ministry in the 40/70 window difficult and requires a lifetime of patience and faithful perseverance. But thankfully we serve a God who has been patient with us, and who provides us with an example that we can emulate as we minister in places like the 40/70 window. We can also trust that God will bring salvation to many throughout this region. That’s because we serve a God who can melt through even the iciest of hearts and break down every barrier of unbelief, self-sufficiency, and independence to call people to Himself. He’s done it many times before, and He will certainly do it again until Christ returns. This means that we can engage in missions and evangelism in the 40/70 window without fear, and without undue concern for the challenges that we’ll face. After all, God is in the business of redeeming lost sinners, often from the most unlikely places. So perhaps the Lord is calling you to one of these places, as He did with our family. Perhaps you recognize the need for the gospel of Jesus Christ to come to the least religious and most secular countries in the world and desire to reach even those who on the surface seem the least reachable. Please consider the need. Consider whether God might be calling you to a life of full time Christian service or partnership with those who are already serving in places like New England, Alaska, Quebec, Russia, Scandinavia, Greenland, France, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Mongolia, Japan, Estonia, the Czech Republic, or any of the many other countries that lie in the 40/70 window.
 http://thegospelcoalition.org/io/story/reaching_french-speakers_in_quebec_beyond  http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/serving-one-of-the-least-religious-populations-on-earth  http://www.operationworld.org/czec  http://www.pitzer.edu/academics/faculty/zuckerman/Ath-Chap-under-7000.pdf  https://worldview.gallup.com/default.aspx  Ibid.  http://www.joshuaproject.net/regions.php?rog2=10  https://worldview.gallup.com/default.aspx  http://www.joshuaproject.net  http://www.operationworld.org/countries-alphabetically