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Cameroon

Republic of Cameroon

Africa

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Geography

Area: 475,442 sq km

On the continental "hinge" between West and Central Africa Semi-arid in the north, grasslands in the centre, rainforest in the south.

Population: 19,958,351    Annual Growth: 2.29%

Capital: Yaounde

Urbanites: 58.4%

HDI Rank: 153 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 291 (6% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French; English    Languages: 279 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians10,737,59353.802.4
Evangelicals1,804,1049.04.3

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Many significant leaders – professional, military, police and political – have been converted, giving hope for changing a society infamous for corruption. There is an increasing influence of the gospel in parliament, including regular prayer meetings when parliament is in session.

Challenge for Prayer

Evangelicals, especially Pentecostals, have grown rapidly in the last 20 years, having had a late start due to the hostility of older denominations. A number of these groups have been started by other African evangelists – in particular Nigerians – rather than by Westerners. Pray for:

a) Greater spiritual unity and cooperation between charismatic and non-charismatic groups. Many older denominations see these younger churches as divisive, fragmented upstarts with poor theology and an unhealthy fixation on signs, wonders and money.

b) More effective discipling in the churches. The growth of recent years and the focus on numbers of converts rather than on quality of disciples have caused a lack of trained leaders and spiritual growth. Pray for the formation of a genuinely evangelical association of churches in Cameroon that will assist with this challenge.

c) Pastors and leaders of great integrity and spirituality. Many of these churches lack accountability structures, and their leaders are often accused of being charlatans seeking wealth by manipulating the faithful. Pray that those with pure motives and hearts may see their churches grow, while the wolves in sheep’s clothing may be exposed as fakes.

d) Biblical engagement across all spheres of society. The newer churches deliberately avoid being involved in issues of politics, justice, education etc., concentrating solely on spiritual and material blessings for their members. Pray for the maturation of these groups such that they might have a holistic vision and profound impact on the nation.

     For an additional 8 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 Cameroon.