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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

Despite a Protestant heritage, genuine faith in Estonia is rare. Many have limited Christian belief, but very few follow Jesus in any meaningful way. Most of the population need to be re-evangelized. Young people have little to equip them against the predations of post-Christian values, since the traditional Christian confessions are weak and in decline. Pray for a new vision for evangelism and revival to reawaken the nominal majority.

Unity in the Church is a potentially powerful witness to a cynical population. The Estonian Evangelical Alliance seeks to foster unity in diversity among many denominations through fellowship and prayer events. Pray that all of Christ’s faithful would demonstrate Christ’s love for one another.

     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.