Area: 1,099,000 sq km
Landlocked Andean state. High plateau in southwest, tropical lowlands in north and east. One of only two landlocked republics in the Americas.
Population: 10,030,832 Annual Growth: 1.78%
Capital: La Paz (administrative); Sucre (legal)
Official language: Spanish; Aymara; Quechua Languages: 41 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Aymara and Quechua peoples, who date back to pre-Inca times, have both experienced major church growth in their midst, and spiritual responsiveness seems to be increasing.
Evangelical Christians are growing in number and in influence, but face many challenges. Low literacy levels, lack of biblical knowledge and limited discipleship opportunities give rise to theological error and moral failure. There is a great need to raise the standard of discipleship. The Association of Evangelicals (ANDEB), a major fellowship link for churches, is committed to widespread prayer and unity. Pray for these to be achieved and for believers to increase both in quantity and quality. Some other evangelical goals are:
a) For Bolivia to become at least 30% evangelical. While growth is impressive, this goal is still some way off from being achieved.
b) Increased mission sending. Bolivias sending has increased significantly, but there is still scope for further growth, especially into cross-cultural missions.
c) Social engagement. Evangelicals must be at the core of Bolivias battle against poverty, injustice and vice by demonstrating radical Kingdom values.
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 Bolivia.