Area: 83,855 sq km
Landlocked. The Alps in the south and west; flat plains along the Danube River in the east.
Population: 8,387,491 Annual Growth: 0.37%
Official language: German Languages: 20 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Pastors for the multiplying congregations are a great need. Locating leaders, training them capably, then supporting them adequately is a challenge. BAO (Bible Training on Location), a decentralized programme of non-formal courses based in Vienna, has over 500 students receiving training and is seeking to expand further in Austria. The Evangelical Academy (EVAK) operates a Bible college in three locations. Pray for these as well as the Evangelical Education for Austria (EBÖ) and other training programmes. Pray for God to raise up men and women with passion for the Kingdom, for holiness and for people to be won.
Austria needs more full-time workers. It is possible that more Austrians are serving God outside Austria than inside it. Major foreign agencies: OM, International Teams, WV, DMG, CEF, Missionhaus Bibelschule. The majority of evangelical churches were planted through the ministry of these Kingdom workers and are often still dependent on their leadership. A traditionally slow and difficult field, Austria is showing signs of accelerating response to the gospel. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to send more workers, both Austrians and foreign missionaries, to this needy field.
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