Area: 5,765 sq km
Two small enclaves on the island of Borneo, separated by the East Malaysian state of Sarawak. Tropical, 70% forest, with heavy rainfall.
Population: 407,045 Annual Growth: 1.92%
Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan
Official language: Malay, English Languages: 17 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The Sultan is alleged to be the worlds second wealthiest royal. The Sultan is reluctant to diversify the economy and liberalize government structures, believing that external influences might destabilize the country. Yet, he has established a world-class university and is working toward a smooth handover to the crown prince. Pray for conversions to Christ in the large royal family; the Sultan has shown evidence of becoming increasingly spiritual. Pray also that in following him, the Sultans subjects might seek after spiritual truth and in doing so find Jesus.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Brunei.