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%
Official language: French. Major vernacular languages Fulbe, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Guerze and Toma Languages: 38 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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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.
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.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Guinea.