Area: 110,912 sq km
Balkan state adjoining Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.
Population: 7,497,282 Annual Growth: -0.63%
Official language: Bulgarian Languages: 16 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Cross-cultural missions are increasing. Bulgarians serve in Turkey, India, Zimbabwe and throughout Europe. Increasing numbers go with short-term teams to neighbouring countries. Pray for greater vision for the world in Bulgarian churches. Pray for greater awareness and cultural sensitivity among Christians toward ethnic minorities in Bulgaria.
Islams legacy here dates to the Ottoman era, but most Bulgarian Muslims practice folk magic and are largely unaware of many Islamic teachings. Muslim missionaries (who outnumber Christian ones), teachers and funds pour into the country to teach Bulgarian Muslims a purer Islam and to push for greater Islamic influence. Pray that Bulgarias 900,000 Muslims would discover Jesus as the true light and Lamb of God.
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