Dominican Republic

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic


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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

Urbanites: 70.5%

HDI Rank: 90 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 18 (11% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish    Languages: 8 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

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.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Dominican Republic.