Faeroe Islands

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Faeroe Islands

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Geography

Area: 1,399 sq km

Archipelago of 18 rugged islands between Iceland and Scotland, 16 of which are inhabited.

Population: 50,152    Annual Growth: 0.63%

Capital: Torshavn

Urbanites: 40.3%

Peoples

Official language: Faeroese, which is of the Scandinavian family; Danish

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians45,43390.590.5
Evangelicals14,43028.82.0

Challenges for Prayer

Evangelicals are many, 29% of the population, in contrast to the mother country of Denmark. In particular, the Brethren churches make a significant impact as missionaries, both at home and abroad. The Faeroe Islands send a proportionately large number of missionaries – around 100 in more than 20 countries; pray that this may continue. Pray for the Spirit to continue impacting the Church in the Faeroe Islands; pray that Christians will be wise in engaging the postmodern and secular attitudes that increasingly challenge the primacy of the Bible and Christian tradition.

     For an additional 2 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 Faeroe Islands.