Area: 238,533 sq km
Grasslands in north, farmland and forest in south. Centre dominated by the 520-km-long Lake Volta, Africa’s largest man-made lake.
Population: 24,332,755 Annual Growth: 2.11%
Official language: English Languages: 84 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The missions vision of the Ghanaian Church has grown, as have agencies and workers. The commitment of southerners to sacrificially reach out to northerners is increasing. There are a number of significant movements worthy of prayer:
a) Missions training is given by several organizations and institutes CSC and Maranatha as well as Africa Christian Mission, Ghana Evangelical Missionary Institute and GlobeServe Ghana.
b) Christian Outreach Fellowship, with more than 50 missionaries working among Ghanas least-reached peoples. Torchbearers (12 missionaries) and others are also good examples for Ghanaian indigenous missions.
c) The Church of Pentecost has sent church planters to many countries in West Africa and in Europe, especially to the Ghanaian/African diaspora there.
Young people remain key in the efforts to bring revival to Ghana. Over 40% of the population are under age 15, but specific efforts to reach them are insufficient, despite their spiritual openness. This is particularly the case outside the major cities. In the villages, Islam and African traditional religions tend to hold sway. Pray for the impact of SU in secondary schools; GHAFES(IFES) (10 workers), Navigators and CCCI in universities and colleges; and CEF among young children. Pray for the conversion and discipleship of a new generation of Christians who will make an impact in the religious, cultural, political and economic life of Ghana.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Ghana.