Finland

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Finland

Republic of Finland

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Geography

Area: 338,145 sq km

This northern country is 70% forest, 10% lake, 8% arable land.

Population: 5,345,826    Annual Growth: 0.38%

Capital: Helsinki

Urbanites: 63.9%

HDI Rank: 12 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 35 (20% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Finnish, Swedish, Saami, sign language    Languages: 23 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians4,477,12983.750.0
Evangelicals648,68212.1-0.1

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

The legacy of missionary sending remains strong, even as the Church faces the challenge of stagnation and decline. Finns and their churches are effective at sending out missionaries, especially to the unevangelized world.

Challenge for Prayer

The Free Churches, both Pentecostal and non-Pentecostal, are relatively small but spiritually vigorous; charismatic renewal has had a marked impact. These churches are not growing, but they are holding their own in a wide context of decline. These groups are enjoying a greater unity than in years past. Pray for this to continue, for cooperation in evangelism and missions among these various bodies, and between the Free Churches and Lutherans.

     For an additional 5 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 Finland.