Bahrain

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Bahrain

Kingdom of Bahrain

Asia

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Geography

Area: 691 sq km

A group of one larger and 32 smaller barren islands in the Arabian Gulf, between the Qatar peninsula and Saudi Arabian mainland – linked to the latter by a causeway.

Population: 807,131    Annual Growth: 2.10%

Capital: Manama

Urbanites: 88.6%

HDI Rank: 39 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 16 (38% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 12 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians79,1809.812.4
Evangelicals23,5792.93.3
Muslim671,77583.23 

Challenges for Prayer

The labour force is 59% foreign, drawn from more than 50 nations. Most are on temporary contracts and often must endure poor treatment, poor pay and unrealistic expectations from back home. Pray that Christians within these national groups may win people for Christ. The less evangelized of these expatriate communities are Iranians, Sri Lankans and Hindus and Muslims from India and Pakistan. Nearly half the congregations and house groups are from south India.

     For an additional 4 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 Bahrain.