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Latvia

Republic of Latvia

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Geography

Area: 64,610 sq km

A fertile plain with 3,000 lakes; indented by the Gulf of Riga. The central of the three Baltic republics.

Population: 2,240,265    Annual Growth: -0.46%

Capital: Riga

Urbanites: 68.2%

HDI Rank: 48 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 34 (21% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Latvian (Lettish)    Languages: 13 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians1,344,15960.00-0.2
Evangelicals157,3517.01.2

Challenges for Prayer

Unprecedented unity in the churches was caused in part by challenges to biblical morality in society. The aggressive lobbying by homosexual and anti-family agendas in particular elicited joint statements and coordinated activism by the churches. But more important are the prayer and worship summits attended by the leaders of almost every denomination and confession – these meetings are the foundation for revival in Latvia. Pray that this unity might reverse the moral tide in Latvia, and that the laity might emulate their leaders to worship and work together for the Kingdom.

     For an additional 4 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 Latvia.