Area: 238,533 sq km
Grasslands in north, farmland and forest in south. Centre dominated by the 520-km-long Lake Volta, Africa’s largest man-made lake.
Population: 24,332,755 Annual Growth: 2.11%
Official language: English Languages: 84 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Evangelism among the unreached, especially the northern peoples (in the north, and northern migrants in the south), is increasing as indigenous churches adopt the challenge of the unevangelized in their midst and send missionaries of their own. The Ghana Evangelism Committee was instrumental in catalyzing this movement.
Pray for a Christian vision for the nation. Although statistically Ghana enjoys a strong Christian presence, reality presents a much more significant challenge. The GEC conference in 1989 not only set ambitious evangelistic goals, but it also offered great insight into the real evangelistic status of Ghana. These are continuing prayer challenges:
a) The 1.7 million who call themselves Christian but have no link to a church.
b) The millions of Christians who may attend church but whose worldview and values more reflect traditional animist beliefs than biblical truth.
c) Church planting throughout the nation, but especially in the north. There is significant impetus through the GEC and National Church Survey of 2007-08. Thousands of villages in Ghana remain unchurched. A third NCS is due out in 2010.
For an additional 9 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Ghana.