Aug 02: Kenya, Kiribati

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Kenya

Republic of Kenya

Africa

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Geography

Area: 582,646 sq km

Most people live in the fertile plateaus of the south and west. Much of the north and east is desert. Only 8.9% of the land is cultivable.

Population: 40,862,900    Annual Growth: 2.67%

Capital: Nairobi

Urbanites: 22.2%

HDI Rank: 147 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 115 (31% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: English, Swahili    Languages: 74 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians33,757,34682.733.0
Evangelicals19,991,74348.93.4

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Challenge for Prayer

Support ministries:

a) Aid programmes – through many agencies such as Tearfund, WVI, Food for the Hungry and others – have become more vital as drought and famine intensify. Pray for those involved in this difficult ministry that opens hearts to receive the love of Christ.

b) MAF (with 79 staff and 7 aircraft) serves the region from its base in Nairobi, flying to many parts of East Africa and northeast Congo-DRC. This ministry enables much Christian work in the poorest and most remote regions that would otherwise be impossible. All aspects of ministry are supported – humanitarian, evangelism, biblical teaching and others. AIM-Air also has an extensive flying programme in the region.

c) GRN has recordings available in 75 languages.

d) The JESUS film is widely shown and is in 30 languages with a further two in process.

e) Christian broadcast media. Many Christian programmes are aired on radio and TV networks both nationally (Pentecostals) and from abroad (FEBA, IBRA, TWR). Broadcasts in English and Swahili dominate programming, but programmes in about 15 other languages are also available.

     For an additional 12 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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


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Kiribati

Republic of Kiribati

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 849 sq km

Three archipelagos Gilbert, Rawaki (Phoenix) and Line, with 33 coral atolls (23 inhabited) scattered across 2,000,000 sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Population: 99,547    Annual Growth: 1.59%

Capital: Tarawa

Urbanites: 44%

Peoples

Official language: English, but I-Kiribati is more widely spoken    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians98,05498.501.6
Evangelicals7,1577.23.1

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Challenge for Prayer

The more needy:

a) I-Kiribati migrate for work on Nauru and as seafarers on foreign ships. Their remittances are a key part of the economy, but many return home with AIDS or drug problems.

b) Young people. Overpopulation and unemployment combined with increasing alcohol abuse create a difficult environment in which to grow up. Pray for a revival among young people, for wholesome lives with godly purpose.

c) The entire nation faces eradication if sea levels rise. Pray that this possible impending disaster would remind residents that our eternal home is in heaven and that they would live with this in mind.

     For an additional 2 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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