Area: 756,626 sq km
A 4,200-km-long country wedged between the mountains of the Andes and the Pacific Ocean and averaging only 150 km in width. Also Easter Island/Rapa Nui in the Central Pacific. Great extremes from the hot, northern Atacama Desert to the Antarctic tundra in the south.
Population: 17,134,708 Annual Growth: 1.01%
Official language: Spanish (but Mapudungun increasingly recognized) Languages: 16 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The Chilean Church lacks missions vision. Its contribution for its size is very small, with little concern for world evangelization. The countrys geographical and spiritual isolation and political upheaval all contribute to this deficiency. By setting up missions training programmes, COMIBAM and locally based mission agencies (OM, YWAM, CMA, CENCAMI, SIM, WBT and others) have influenced the Latin American missions movement and stimulated some interest in missions.
Foreign missions in Chile. The major agencies are: YWAM, ABWE, CC/CC, CB/CMML, AoG, CC(USA), MTW. The major tasks by which missionaries can serve the Chilean Church are in teaching, developing leadership, building up holistic programmes and encouraging a missions vision. Pioneer work is limited to some people groups listed below and among the richest and poorest of society. Pray for a significant and lasting impact by these workers on Chile.
For an additional 9 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Chile.