Area: 504,783 sq km
The major part of the Iberian peninsula and Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. Also included are the Canary Islands off northwest Africa and the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla on the North African coast.
Population: 45,450,497 Annual Growth: 1.02%
Official language: Catalán, Galician and Basque are official languages in the respective autonomous regions. Castilian (Spanish) is the only official language for all the Spanish territory. Spanish is the first language of over 340 million people; the world’s third most widely used language Languages: 21 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Vision for the future has been limited but is now coalescing. Pray for effective, culturally appropriate methods of outreach and for nationwide evangelistic strategies to be developed. Pray for the vision to mature. Pray also for the growth and development of Spanish mission agencies. Decision Spain and Evangelismo a Fondo are indigenous Christian groups researching the cities that are without testimony in Spain, and PUEDES is a new entity focusing on research in order to formulate a national plan for evangelism. These groups and the Conference for the Evangelization of Spain work to coordinate evangelism and mission efforts in Spain.
Mission sending. Spaniards have had a miniscule legacy of sending missionaries, largely because of a tiny evangelical population focused mostly on its own nation. But now, more than 20 Protestant groups send out missionaries, including REMAR, RETO, Betel, AoG, Foursquare, Open Bible, CMA, Brethren, Baptists and others.
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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 Spain.