For many centuries, Europe was the stronghold of the established church, generating missionary movements that took the gospel literally around the world. Those days are gone. Magnificent cathedrals are now tourist attractions, and many smaller churches are being converted into restaurants and warehouses and occasionally into mosques or temples. From the perspective of living Christian faith, Europe is the new "dark continent." Generations of young people are growing up without even a rudimentary understanding of the gospel. Europe has nearly 750 million people and is composed of dozens of nations. Of these, Operation World calculates about 35 million (5%) are Christian in a broader sense, and out of this number, about 50% are evangelical. Compare this 2.4% evangelical in Europe with 3.6% evangelical in Asia, 10.8% in Latin America, 15% in Africa, and higher in North America. Operation World lists 17 European countries with less than 1% evangelical populations. We are excited that God is mobilizing missionaries from Europe's former colonies to re-evangelize the continent. Our teams in Spain and Portugal are made up primarily of Latin American missionaries. One of them has launched a movement to bring even more missionaries from the developing world to Europe. This movement is known as "Back to Europe" (click for a 5-minute video)!