UPG North America
UPG North America exists to:
- Identify, highlight, and prioritize the most significant unreached people group communities in North America.
- Increase people who “see” these unreached people group communities.
- Increase focused prayer among them.
- Increase committed, encouraged, and equipped laborers among all significant unreached people group communities in the United States and Canada.
We need your help to accomplish this vision!
How You Can Contribute
As UPG North America is a Kingdom-centric resource that wasn’t created to promote any single organization, we are looking for contributors to help research, write profiles, and develop prayerwalks. If you are affiliated with an organization and contribute, we would love to list you as a contributor on the site. Would you consider creating content? If so, contact us and indicate potential communities from our UPG Priority Matrix for which you could write profiles and develop virtual prayerwalks. The adjacent circle counter indicates a rough percentage of profiles and prayerwalks we have completed so far.
To aid contributors in creating content, we have developed three helpful templates. We also created this online tutorial and can assign someone to assist you in developing content.
Profiles and Prayerwalks Completed
Ideas for Using the Site
Whether you create content for the site or not, take time today to let others know about the site and/or send them a particular page that might interest them. Here are just a few ideas on how the site can be used:
Make Virtual Prayerwalks Part of Your Routine
Personally, or in a small group prayer meeting or Bible study, read through a UPG in a city profile and do a virtual prayerwalk using the Google Earth tool. Mark on your calendar to do at least one virtual prayerwalk a week.
Let Others Know About the Site
Post on social media, a blog, or a newsletter about the UPG North America site or a particular page that would be of interest. For instance, with the large number of Afghan refugees resettling in North America due to the Taliban takeover, you could send the Afghans in North America page and/or the several pages about Afghans in particular cities like Toronto, New York, and San Francisco.
Use the Outreach Resources on the Site with People from those Groups
Do you know someone from a particular group highlighted on the site? You could look at the “Resources” section on the North America overview page (e.g., Somalis in North America) to find good gospel resources in that person’s language to share with them.