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 relative stability of Ghana, while not perfect, stands in contrast to the fortunes of its many troubled regional neighbours. Ghana is an example of how a multi-ethnic and multi-faith nation in West Africa can remain largely at peace. Praise God for this and pray that peace might continue to set deeper roots.
Christianity has long been established in the south. About 63% of Ghanaians call themselves Christian, but many have only a tenuous link to a church, and attendance figures rarely top 10%. African traditional worldviews and practices too often lie beneath a veneer of Christianity; this dual spirituality is the greatest challenge to the Church in Ghana. The formality and foreignness of many older churches have stimulated rapid growth among some AICs and charismatic churches, which instead offer excitement, involvement and healing, but not always salvation by faith. Pray that the true gospel may shine into the hearts of those who call themselves Christian but who are not born from above. Pray for a decisive break from all fetishism and occult bondages, and that true liberty in Jesus is found.
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