Area: 112,622 sq km
A long, narrow country wedged between Nigeria and Togo.
Population: 9,211,741 Annual Growth: 3.20%
Official language: French. Trade languages, Fon in south, Dendi in north Languages: 56 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The Church in Benin is desperate for discipleship. There is a shortfall of trained pastors able to meet the needs of the growing Christian population, nor are there enough new leaders being produced. Developing well-trained, biblically literate and holy-living leaders and disciples will enable the shift from syncretized Church to sanctified bride.
Training institutes are crucial to forming a strong Church. Pray for teachers and students at AoG Bible Institute, UEEBs six Bible schools and one Bible college, Benin Bible Institute (Mennonite), Bible Training Center (Church of Christ), Christs Power Ministries training centre, several other schools and hundreds more in TEE programmes. These vital schools need general staff and lecturers as well as bursaries and scholarships for students, who are usually impoverished.
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