Area: 48,443 sq km
The eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, shared with Haiti.
Population: 10,225,482 Annual Growth: 1.41%
Capital: Santo Domingo
Official language: Spanish Languages: 8 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The major challenges confronting Christians are:
a) Religious liberty. Outright persecution is rare, but those outside the religious majority are often faced with bureaucratic antipathy and low-level hostility. Pray for complete freedom in ministry and of public religious life.
b) Retention of those converted. There has been growth in many denominations, especially Pentecostal/charismatic groups, but only a small proportion of those who respond through evangelism become participating members of a local congregation.
c) Development of biblical ethics for Christian involvement in a society where corruption, violent crime and promiscuity are alarmingly widespread.
d) Cultivation of a missions vision. There are increasing numbers of Dominican missionaries. The Assemblies of God in DR is becoming a missionary-sending force. A few ministries are trying to develop a Dominican missions movement.
For an additional 6 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 Dominican Republic.