Oman

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Oman

Sultanate of Oman

Asia

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Geography

Area: 309,500 sq km

A mountainous land on the southeast coast of Arabia and the strategic tip of the Musandam Peninsula that dominates the entrance to the Arabian/Persian Gulf.

Population: 2,905,114    Annual Growth: 2.10%

Capital: Muscat

Urbanites: 71.7%

HDI Rank: 56 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 35 (74% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Arabic    Languages: 21 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians80,1812.762.9
Evangelicals23,9860.85.9
Muslim2,577,41788.72 

Answer to Prayer

Praise God that Oman enjoys a reasonably open and liberal society compared to neighbours in the region. All residents are free to practice their faith, and the government has generously given land for places of worship to be built.

Challenge for Prayer

Almost the entire Christian population is expatriate. There are four centres where Christians of over 30 denominations or languages meet and where services in many languages are held. There are no restrictions on evangelism among expatriates, and there is a steady stream of conversions among Asians in both the newer and more traditional churches. Churches are very active, conducting home groups, TEE and Alpha Courses. Pray for the Christians to live godly lives that clearly display Christ to their unbelieving neighbours, both expatriate and Omani.

     For an additional 3 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 Oman.