Honduras

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Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Latin America

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Geography

Area: 112,088 sq km

A mountainous land with rain forests and fertile coastal plains on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts.

Population: 7,615,584    Annual Growth: 2.01%

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Urbanites: 48.8%

HDI Rank: 112 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 24 (13% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish. Other language English on the northern coast    Languages: 13 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians7,359,70096.642.0
Evangelicals1,751,87323.04.4

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Challenges for Prayer

Leadership training becomes ever more vital as the number of congregations continues to grow. Many seminaries and Bible schools face difficulties (costs, staffing, cooperation), enhancing the importance of networks of TEE programmes run by various denominations. Pray that the trainers might impart biblical knowledge and be models for spiritual ministry.

Amerindian peoples have partially assimilated into Spanish culture. Among the Lenca, WGM and CAMI are working to great effect. The peoples of the eastern forests (Miskitu, Garifuna, Sumo and Tol) retain more of their cultural identity. In recent years many have come to Christ. MOPAWI (Mosquitia Pawisa), an indigenous body founded on Christian principles, is dedicated to development of local cultures, to community projects and to advocacy of full equality under the law. Baptists, Christian Fellowship Mission, Miskito Missions and others work among the very poor but responsive peoples. Pray for healthy development of churches among them and for all forms of exploitation to end.

     For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Honduras.