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Republic of Zambia


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Area: 752,614 sq km

Landlocked central/ southern African country; largely savannah grasslands with forested areas.

Population: 13,257,269    Annual Growth: 2.46%

Capital: Lusaka

Urbanites: 35.7%

HDI Rank: 164 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 82 (5% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English. Trade languages Bemba and Nyanja spoken by large segments of the population    Languages: 72 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

Leadership training is an urgent need, the natural outworking of sustained church growth. This is a massive priority in a land where nominalism and syncretism are common. The EFZ has sponsored the Theological College of Central Africa in Ndola – the first evangelical, degree-awarding theological institution in Central Africa. There are many more colleges and Bible schools, representing every major denominational expression. Pray for spiritually and educationally qualified leaders to be prepared through these institutions. TEE is widely used and increasing in scope, scale and effectiveness. In-service and modular trainings for both the ordained and laity are essential, especially since most church planting is actually done by lay workers.

Young people. SU has a significant impact in secondary schools, with large, lively groups in most of them. Many missionaries and Zambian believers teach the Scriptures in government schools. ZAFES(IFES) has four staff and groups in every post-secondary institution in Zambia. The ministry of CEF leads thousands of children to Christ each year.

     For an additional 12 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

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