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Honduras

Republic of Honduras

Latin America

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Geography

Area: 112,088 sq km

A mountainous land with rain forests and fertile coastal plains on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts.

Population: 7,615,584    Annual Growth: 2.01%

Capital: Tegucigalpa

Urbanites: 48.8%

HDI Rank: 112 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 24 (13% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish. Other language English on the northern coast    Languages: 13 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians7,359,70096.642.0
Evangelicals1,751,87323.04.4

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Challenges for Prayer

Catholicism’s influence is rapidly declining. In some polls, the 80% affiliation rate is reportedly as low as 47%. The greatest factors contributing to this decline include the lack of indigenous personnel, widespread nominalism, the influence of animism/paganism within the Church and large-scale migration to evangelical churches. Only about 20% of Catholics are actively involved in the Church. There is considerable agreement between Catholics and evangelicals on communal and social issues. Pray for a Holy Spirit-driven revival to sweep through the Catholic Church; the impact of this could still transform Honduran society.

The growing number and influence of evangelicals is praiseworthy, as is the greatly increasing number and size of many congregations. La Cosecha (“The Harvest”) is a Foursquare church with a weekly attendance of 20,000, despite being founded only 20 years ago. Sadly, much of the progress among evangelicals in Honduras is undermined by their fragmentation into countless denominations and the resulting jealousies and isolationism. In part, this is due to the imported divisions and rivalries brought in by missionaries. Pray for the Confraternidad Evangélica (founded in 1987), which represents 90% of evangelicals in the country. It works to cultivate fellowship and cooperation across denominations.

     For an additional 7 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 Honduras.