Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea

Republic of Equatorial Guinea

Africa

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Geography

Area: 28,051 sq km

A small enclave, Rio Muni, on the African mainland and several islands in the Gulf of Guinea, including Bioko (2,000 sq km) and Pegalu (Annobon, 10 sq km).

Population: 693,385    Annual Growth: 2.64%

Capital: Malabo

Urbanites: 39.7%

HDI Rank: 118 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 22 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish; French    Languages: 14 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians624,04790.002.5
Evangelicals30,4424.45.3

Challenges for Prayer

The vast majority are Roman Catholic, the highest percentage of any African nation. But beneath the surface of the imposed colonial religion lies the reality that animistic beliefs and practices were never abandoned. Pray that the 85% who claim Christianity – without having been born again – might hear and respond to the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

An encouraging increase in religious freedom has occurred alongside a number of newer, growing Pentecostal, charismatic and evangelical denominations (AoG, Deeper Life, several indigenous denominations). Pray for purity of life and fervency of evangelism in the churches despite the prevailing poverty, corruption and despair. The government has actually been quite positive about the potential role of the Church and missions in developing society, a much-needed foil to the oil-oriented multinational corporations.

     For an additional 5 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 Equatorial Guinea.