That’s nearly 1 in 10 people worldwide. Or, twice the population of the United States. The majority of these people live in the 10/40 window, an area of the world where Jesus' name has never been proclaimed. Not only does no access to the gospel mean there are no churches or no translations of the Bible in the national language, but the lack of access means souls are going without hearing.
But access to the gospel means salvation - a new opportunity to life - it is everything.