There are an estimated 5.8 million lost people in NC. The Baptist State Convention of NC has developed a strategy to impact lostness in our state. Here is an explanation of what Pocket of Lostness is.
Two Hundred and Fifty pockets of lostness have been identified in North Carolina. We have five pockets in Cleveland County.
Pocket 109 is a 1.5 mile radius around Bennett Street in the Kings Mountain Area. Total households- 2535 Unreached households-1748
Pocket 124 is a 3 mile radius around West Warren Street in Shelby. Total Households-9223 Unreached households-6321
Pocket 133 is a 3 mile radius around Bingham Road, in the Kings Mountain Area. Total households- 2225 Unreached households- 1415
Pocket 180 is a 3 mile radius around Artee Road, in the Lattimore Area. Total households-1816 Unreached households- 1147
Pocket 203 is a 3 mile radius of around Power House Road, in the Lawndale area. Total households- 1639 Unreached households- 1053
These pockets represent 11,734 unreached households in our county.
If you are interested in more information about Pockets of Lostness in Cleveland County or in demographic information that will help you reach your community, contact our Associational Missionary, Wesley Smith.