Area: 269,178 sq km
Amazon jungle in the east, high Andean Sierra in the centre, fertile coastal plain on Pacific Coast. Also the Galapagos Islands, 1,000 km to the west.
Population: 13,774,909 Annual Growth: 1.07%
Official language: Spanish Languages: 25 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Bible translation and distribution. Ecuador was one of the first countries entered by WBT. They were involved in 12 NT translation projects before they were obliged to withdraw. Pray for completion of translation programmes in progress. Pray for the effective use of the Bibles and NTs now available; some Ecuadorians still copy the Bible by hand, verse-by-verse. The Bible Society has a pivotal role in promoting and distributing the Scriptures in this nation.
Missions vision is young but growing. The number of Ecuadorians serving in cross-cultural mission grew from 10 in 1996 to over 100 in 2005. This number continues to increase as churches catch the vision. Congregations are learning the commitment and cost involved. Foreign groups such as OM and SIM and national bodies such as AMEE (Evangelical Missionary Association of Ecuador) serve the Church through mobilization.
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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 Ecuador.