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Estonia

Republic of Estonia

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Geography

Area: 45,215 sq km

Northernmost of the three Baltic states. Separated from Finland to the north by the Gulf of Finland.

Population: 1,339,459    Annual Growth: -0.11%

Capital: Tallinn

Urbanites: 69.5%

HDI Rank: 40 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 37 (16% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Estonian; Russian is still common    Languages: 18 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Non-religious

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians606,77545.30-1.4
Evangelicals65,7264.90.5
Non-religious723,30854.00 

Challenges for Prayer

Christian education and formation remain essential. Preparing believers, both clergy and laity, for effective Christian living becomes more important as Estonia changes. Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist and Pentecostal seminaries or Bible schools all train pastors and lay Christians. Module-based correspondence courses are proving helpful in preparing believers in biblical faith and in an effective Christian life and witness.

Ministry to minorities. Specific outreach is needed for the large Russian population, with whom reconciliation is still a point for prayer. Pray also for the gospel to be shared with the Tatar Muslims, the Jews and the growing minority groups in Estonia.

     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 Estonia.