I’ve been hearing about the work of God through a thing called “table 71” for about as long as I’ve been serving with Wycliffe. It’s a great story. God’s stories are.

What is ?

Table 71 is an association of Christian organizations; it has no legal status. (I took this from the Table71 website and that’s what it says there, so that must be important.)

How was Table 71 established?

In God’s providence, a group of ministry leaders were a part of the Strategy Sessions at the Billy Graham Conference on Evangelism in Amsterdam in the fall of 2000. As they strategized about how to reach Unreached People Groups, they asked one another what they could do to help finish reaching all the remaining Unreached People Groups. In the course of their conversations, they realized that they could achieve some goals more effectively by working together more closely. They agreed to begin working to that end immediately.

What is the significance of the name “Table 71?”

There were over 100 tables at the Strategy Sessions at Amsterdam 2000. The table where the partners had their original discussions was numbered, “71.” The group began to be referred to as “Table 71.”

Recently I was introduced to this video in which members of Table 71 recount their perspectives of Billy Graham’s Amsterdam 2000 event, where God sovereignly brought these key leaders together to unite to strategize the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

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