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Jamaica

Jamaica

Caribbean

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Geography

Area: 10,991 sq km

The 3rd largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba and Hispaniola. Mostly mountainous with only 17% arable land.

Population: 2,729,909    Annual Growth: 0.46%

Capital: Kingston

Urbanites: 53.7%

HDI Rank: 100 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 11 (9% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English; 97% of the population speak Jamaican Creole    Languages: 7 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians2,263,36882.910.4
Evangelicals764,73328.01.4

Challenges for Prayer

With the most evangelicals and the best-resourced churches in the Caribbean, Jamaica can and should be a spiritual leader in the region for evangelism and mission, training and unity. Pray that the 15 Bible schools and seminaries in Jamaica as well as the Keswick teaching conferences, which serve the whole Caribbean, may be powerhouses of biblical theology, practice and vision.

Young people. OAC has reached over one million in its 20-plus years of evangelistic outreach to school assemblies. CCCI has a presence on both university campuses in the capital. CEF ministers through Bible clubs, camps and devotions in schools. IFES and SU have a combined ministry (SCFSU), producing Bible reading materials and witnessing in over 200 schools and 20 tertiary institutions. Pray for effective evangelism and discipling of young people that will prepare them to cope with the many challenges of life.

     For an additional 4 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 Jamaica.