Area: 176,215 sq km
Located between Brazil and Argentina on the east bank of the River Plate estuary.
Population: 3,372,222 Annual Growth: 0.28%
Official language: Spanish Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Evangelicals growth is rapidly accelerating. The last 20 years have witnessed significant growth in a country previously very resistant to the gospel. The Evangelical Alliances efforts to double the number of congregations between 1998 and 2005 were completed also doubling the number of believers in the process!
Expatriate workers are still needed, even though the Uruguayan Church has come into its own. Those who would serve and resource the burgeoning local churches would be valued. Larger missions: SIM, AoG, BWM, BMW. Church planters from other Latin American countries are having success; pray that they, too, would be sensitive to Uruguays unique culture and people.
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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 Uruguay.