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Latin America

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Area: 22,965 sq km

A Caribbean coastal enclave bordering Guatemala and Mexico. It has the world’s second-largest coral barrier reef.

Population: 312,928    Annual Growth: 2.08%

Capital: Belmopan

Urbanites: 52.7%

HDI Rank: 93 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 14 (7% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English. Spanish spoken by the majority of the population    Languages: 12 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Many missions, especially short-term, have saturated this small nation. Much has been positive, particularly in the areas of medicine/health care (especially in the remote and poorer areas), literacy and training. But the never-ending presence of mission-trippers creates dependency, which actually undermines the national Church. Pray for fruitful partnerships that empower and require true sacrifice by all for Kingdom purposes.

     For an additional 2 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 Belize.