Area: 691 sq km
A group of one larger and 32 smaller barren islands in the Arabian Gulf, between the Qatar peninsula and Saudi Arabian mainland – linked to the latter by a causeway.
Population: 807,131 Annual Growth: 2.10%
Official language: Arabic Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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a) Internet. High-speed connection is widely available, giving access to all kinds of Christian resources. Chat rooms are especially popular, since seekers can inquire about Jesus anonymously.
b) Christian TV and radio. A number of satellite broadcasts to the Gulf are watched in Bahrain. DVDs of all kinds are also available. Gospel radio is broadcast on medium and shortwave as well as on the Internet.
c) Christian literature. The Christian bookstores in Manama continue to bless locals and expats, but they also struggle. The Bible Society works to provide Scriptures in Arabic as well as in the many languages of the temporary workers.
For an additional 4 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 Bahrain.