Area: 7,682,300 sq km
This island continent is the world’s driest, but better watered in the east, southeast and southwest coastal regions, where most live in highly concentrated urban areas. There are three permanently inhabited dependent territories: Norfolk Island (35 sq km; 2,037 pop), Christmas Is. (135 sq km; 1,408 pop), Cocos Is. (14 sq km; 591 pop).
Population: 21,507,384 Annual Growth: 1.07%
Official language: English. 20% of the population use English as a second language Languages: 207 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Pray for Christian media:
a) Radio. Opportunities abound for Christian radio, since local and national stations are legally obliged to allocate broadcast time to religious content. Vision Radio, a ministry of UCB, met this challenge beginning in 1999 and now provides Christian programming to over 350 stations nationally. There are 32 full-time Christian FM stations. Pray for meaningful contact with mainstream Australians. A new HCJB transmitter in Western Australia has the potential to broadcast to 60% of the worlds population.
c) Visual media. Create International, based in Perth, produces Christian and mission-oriented material of high quality and impact.
d) The Internet is an area of outreach with great potential. Some churches are learning to use the web to strategically and effectively reach their communities, but much more can be done. There are considerable training opportunities for churches and ministries to learn new outreach opportunities that come with the digital age.
For an additional 7 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Australia.