Area: 312,683 sq km
Central European plain with Baltic coastline.
Population: 38,038,094 Annual Growth: -0.08%
Official language: Polish Languages: 20 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The evangelical missionary movement from Poland is tiny, even for the small evangelical population. Poles are potentially excellent missionaries, especially to the former Soviet Union, but a dearth of full-time Christian workers domestically and a relative lack of resources can be obstacles. Biblical Mission Association is a rare Polish agency devoted to training and sending cross-cultural missionaries. Pray for the flowering of a healthy and large sending movement from Poland.
Christian tools and resources now abound. Pray for the following areas:
a) The Bible is important in Poland, and The Bible Society plays a vital role in printing and distribution in Poland and surrounding lands. There are already two Bibles and two NTs, but another two translations are in progress.
b) Literature ministry continues to grow. Christian commentaries and books are translated into Polish and printed in increasing numbers. Publishing houses are increasing in number and diversity: Areopag, Logos, Koinonia, DobrySkarbiec and Credo are the more notable ones. CLC has three Christian bookstores and an online shop. Pray that these burgeoning ministries might remain financially viable while blessing many with Gods Word.
c) Teaching English (TEFL) is a wonderful opportunity to serve as a bridge to the gospel; young people are especially keen to learn. Many agencies and churches utilize this opportunity.
d) Christian media, such as radio, television and the Internet, now have a wealth of material available in Polish. There are over 50 hours/week of broadcasts into the country as well as local Christian stations and broadcasts such as Voice of the Gospel. Increasingly, audio and video material for evangelism, apologetics and discipleship are available online.
For an additional 6 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 Poland.