Area: 2,512 sq km
Rugged, mountainous volcanic Indian Ocean island 700 km east of Madagascar. The largest of the Mascarene Islands, which include Mauritius.
Population: 837,094 Annual Growth: 1.32%
Official language: French. Common language French Creole, spoken by over 85%, which is replacing minority languages Languages: 9 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Mature leadership for the young, growing churches is a priority. Most leadership training is informal or must be pursued outside the territory. As with the territorys economic dependence on France, the churches are often dependent on outside help. Pray for recent moves toward developing the local church leadership as well as establishing both spiritual and financial autonomy.
For an additional 3 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 Réunion.