Bulgaria

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Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

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Geography

Area: 110,912 sq km

Balkan state adjoining Turkey, Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Romania.

Population: 7,497,282    Annual Growth: -0.63%

Capital: Sofia

Urbanites: 71.7%

HDI Rank: 61 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 34 (24% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Bulgarian    Languages: 16 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians5,991,07879.91-0.7
Evangelicals145,5361.90.7

Challenges for Prayer

Ministry to young people is crucial. The current generation differs greatly from their Communist-era parents. There are some excellent developments in this ministry area but more are needed. CCCI is active. IFES has established student groups in 10 cities, but needs prayer to reach more unbelieving students effectively.

Christian media ministries. Difficult conditions for evangelism in the 1990s invited a more creative and savvy approach. Bulgaria’s use of media for spreading the gospel is praiseworthy. From tracts to glossy magazines to Internet and television, it is estimated most Bulgarians are exposed to the gospel through mass media. The same media further serves the Church by keeping it informed of both domestic and international issues, with the Internet in particular increasing resource availability (sermons, music, articles, etc).

     For an additional 9 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 Bulgaria.