Area: 2,040 sq km
One larger and three smaller islands east of Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean. One of these, Rodrigues Island, is 500 km to the east of the others. Mauritius also claims the Chagos archipelago, including Diego Garcia, which comprise the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Population: 1,294,569 Annual Growth: 0.70%
Capital: Port Loius
Official language: English Languages: 13 All languages
Largest Religion: Hinduism
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Training leaders is of prime importance. The AoG School of Ministry offers multi-level programmes ranging from correspondence to degree-level courses. TEE is utilized by most denominations and there are several correspondence schools, one being the Emmaus BCC. To train clergy and laity, the Anglican Church opened the Training Centre for Ministries and Community Development in Curepipe. The most exciting development is the rebirth of the Mauritian Bible Training Institute, an evangelical Bible school started with input from SIM, which now enjoys a partnership with Vose Seminary in Australia. Praise the Lord for the development of Bible training, but also pray that Mauritius might receive more teachers of the Word who are well-trained models of godliness.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Mauritius.