Area: 245,857 sq km
245,857 sq km on Africa’s west coast, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.
Population: 10,323,755 Annual Growth: 2.29%
Official language: French. Major vernacular languages Fulbe, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Guerze and Toma Languages: 38 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Praise God for the major improvements in the country since 1984:
a) Relatively stable for 20 years. Guinea has much room for improvement, but nevertheless has been a place of refuge for other nationalities fleeing strife and war in their own countries.
b) Religious freedom, a reaction against the Marxist-Muslim years of terror, which made Muslims more receptive to Christianity. This liberty is being progressively eroded, however, especially in major towns outside the forest region
c) The presence of more than 20 evangelical missions and evangelism intensifying to the unreached. Out of more than 40 people groups, only a handful still have no church planting effort, and almost all of them number less than 10,000. The increase in work among Muslim peoples is particularly encouraging.
The Christian population is still a small minority and concentrated in Conakry and the southeast forests. It is overwhelmingly Kissi, Kpelle and Toma in composition. The Evangelical Protestant Church (EPEG) primarily affiliated with the CMA and MPA has long been the largest Protestant group. Pray that their influence might be toward Spirit-led godliness, outward focus and genuine unity. Over 37 peoples are still unreached; pray for their evangelization.
For an additional 3 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Guinea.