Area: 322,463 sq km
On the west African coast between Ghana and Liberia. Rainforest in the south and savannah/highlands in the north.
Population: 21,570,746 Annual Growth: 2.31%
Official language: French, used by a high proportion of the population. Jula is the most widespread indigenous language, used as a trade language in the north and Abidjan Languages: 93 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The further consolidation of Christian unity this comes in large part through the work of Transformation Africa/Global Day of Prayer, through Radio Fréquence Vie (the only national Protestant radio station), and through the work of interdenominational ministries such as The Bible Society, CCCI and GBU/IFES, the Christian publisher CPE, SIMs Pastors Book Set project and the Africa Bible Commentary.
Animism is still strong in Côte dIvoire, despite apparent numerical decline. Although evangelical congregations outnumber sacred fetish groves for the first time in the nations history, animisms power remains unbroken and penetrates deep into the worldview and practices of both Christians and Muslims. Many believers are affected by the power of African traditional religion, especially through fetish charms and ancestor worship, compromising both their witness and their own life in Christ. Pray that all who have not fully left behind this past might be completely delivered by the power of Jesus. Pray that believers might withstand temptation to revert to old practices of animism.
For an additional 12 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 Côte d’Ivoire.