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Barbados

Barbados

Caribbean

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Geography

Area: 430 sq km

The most easterly of the Windward Islands.

Population: 256,552    Annual Growth: 0.26%

Capital: Bridgetown

Urbanites: 40.8%

HDI Rank: 37 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 10 (20% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English. Bajan is a distinctive Barbadian dialect of English    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians243,57094.940.2
Evangelicals87,61434.20.8

Challenges for Prayer

The legacy of slavery must be completely routed. Toward this end, a ceremony initiated by Christians was conducted in 1998 to great effect. In 1999 there was a national act of repentance during the anniversary of independence celebrations. This island, with the oldest Anglican theological college in the Western Hemisphere, also saw Anglican parishes endorse and prosper from slavery. This, too, has seen an act of public repentance. Pray that, through these acts and the extension of forgiveness, any remaining scars might be removed forever.

Young people desperately need spiritual guidance. The culture of immorality is pervasive, and even church-going teens are subject to its temptations. Illegitimate births and cohabitation are widespread. Pray that churches may offer effective programmes for children and youth, while demonstrating positive holiness. Pray also for the ministries of CEF, IS/ISUF(IFES), YFC, YWAM and others, whose potential impact among children and young people is massive.

     For an additional 3 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 Barbados.