Guinea

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Guinea

Republic of Guinea

Africa

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Geography

Area: 245,857 sq km

245,857 sq km on Africa’s west coast, between Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone.

Population: 10,323,755    Annual Growth: 2.29%

Capital: Conakry

Urbanites: 35.4%

HDI Rank: 170 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 47 (62% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Major vernacular languages Fulbe, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Guerze and Toma    Languages: 38 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians461,4724.473.4
Evangelicals74,5260.71.5
Muslim9,118,97388.33 

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Answer to Prayer

Praise God for the major improvements in the country since 1984:

a) Relatively stable for 20 years. Guinea has much room for improvement, but nevertheless has been a place of refuge for other nationalities fleeing strife and war in their own countries.

b) Religious freedom, a reaction against the Marxist-Muslim years of terror, which made Muslims more receptive to Christianity. This liberty is being progressively eroded, however, especially in major towns outside the forest region

c) The presence of more than 20 evangelical missions and evangelism intensifying to the unreached. Out of more than 40 people groups, only a handful still have no church planting effort, and almost all of them number less than 10,000. The increase in work among Muslim peoples is particularly encouraging.

Challenge for Prayer

The Church suffered serious numerical setbacks in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Some established denominations shrank significantly, and evangelism and church planting slowed – probably largely due to nominal Christians falling away. Pray for believers who will persevere, and pray against the enemy who seeks to destroy these young or weak Christians before they can grow.

     For an additional 3 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 Guinea.