Greenland

Greenland, the world's largest island, is over three times the size of Texas. It is often confused with Iceland because Greenland is mostly ice-capped—the upper two-thirds of the island to be exact. The almost 60,000 inhabitants live in coastal communities on the lower one-third of the island. One quarter of the total population lives in the capital city of Nuuk. The population consists of 88% native Greenlanders with the remainder being of Danish descent. The major languages are native Greenlandic, Danish, and English. We know of only two independent Baptist missionaries laboring in Greenland, and they have been there for a relatively short time. For years BIMI has prayed for laborers to walk through this open door. We hope and pray that in the near future we will have a missionary couple or a single missionary in Candidate School and then on deputation preparing to win souls and plant a church in Greenland.


Far North Director

J. Steve & Kathy Stone

Read more about the Stones. He can be contacted through the BIMI office: (423) 344-5050.

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