St Barthélemy

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St Barthélemy

Collectivity of Saint Bathelemy

Caribbean

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Geography

Area: 21 sq km

One main island and several small islets in the Leeward Islands.

Population: 9,300    Annual Growth: 2.06%

Capital: Gustavia

Peoples

Official language: French (specifically a Norman dialect), English

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians5,67361.001.4
Evangelicals2102.33.2

Challenges for Prayer

This island caters to the uber-rich, trading on its sophistication and isolation for its exclusivity. There is little interest in spiritual things. Pray that amid the boutiques, cafés and villas there might awaken a hunger for spiritual reality and the opportunity to know God. Pray also that the few churches on the island might minister meaningfully into this unique context.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of St Barthélemy.