Quoting from Operation World - 4, Piper writes that Patrick Johnstone, the founder of the reference book and prayer guide, mentioned in 1979 that the most difficult places for gospel breakthrough were Mongolia and Albania at the time. However, today there are more than 40,000 Mongolian believers, and Albania is open with churches growing. "Who among us, 30 years ago, could have envisioned over 100 million Chinese Christians, massive people movements in Iran, Algeria, and Sudan, breakthroughs in Mozambique, Cambodia, and Nepal, and the beginnings of freedom for hundreds of millions of oppressed in India?"
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'God is Finishing His Mission,' John Piper Says Reflecting on Cross Conference