Area: 10,991 sq km
The 3rd largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba and Hispaniola. Mostly mountainous with only 17% arable land.
Population: 2,729,909 Annual Growth: 0.46%
Official language: English; 97% of the population speak Jamaican Creole Languages: 7 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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This nation has a rich but little-known mission sending history. Praise God for those rediscovering this spiritual legacy and remobilizing Jamaica to once again become a sending powerhouse. Increasing numbers of mission agencies are operating branches out of Jamaica.
Jamaican Christianity needs reformation and renewal. It enjoys one of the worlds highest number of churches per square mile, but the majority of self-proclaimed Christians in Jamaica neither attend church nor lead a Christian life. Networks such as the Jamaica Council of Churches, the Jamaica Association of Evangelicals and the Jamaica Pentecostal Union as well as many ministers fraternals seek to address and combat the political and social ills while working for unity and true Christian faith and practice in the Church.
For an additional 4 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 Jamaica.