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Haiti

Republic of Haiti

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Geography

Area: 27,400 sq km

Western third of the island of Hispaniola; shared with the Dominican Republic.

Population: 10,188,175    Annual Growth: 1.60%

Capital: Port-au-Prince

Urbanites: 49.6%

HDI Rank: 149 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 9 (11% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French (10% speak it). Common languages Haitian Creole, English and Spanish increasingly used as a second language    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians9,690,99295.121.6
Evangelicals1,633,19316.02.2

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Challenges for Prayer

Missions plays a valuable supportive role to the national Church. Upheavals and violence have forced most missionaries out of the country at one time or another; many never return. Pray for these servants of the Lord, for their testimony and service, and that they may contribute to the maturing of the Haitian Church. The larger missions are: CCCI, OMS, CW, MAF, YWAM.

Christian Ministries:

a) Bibles and Christian literature are in short supply; there is a clear need for more Scripture and discipleship material. The Creole Bible has a significant impact on the understanding and application of God’s Word. The Bible Society, the Bible League and others distribute what they can. Pray also for effective literacy programmes to be maintained.

b) Christian radio is possibly the most effective tool for reaching and discipling Haitians. A high proportion of the population listens to Radio Lumière’s five stations in the south and centre – Evangelical Baptist Church of South Haiti (WT) and 4VEH (OMS) in the north. TWR and others broadcast over 2,000 hours weekly. Radio 4VEH also streams over the Internet, reaching the Haitian diaspora. Vandalism against radio towers and relays is a real challenge.

     For an additional 9 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 Haiti.