Jan 14: Africa, Trends to Watch - Africa

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Geography

Area: 30,244,000 sq km

20.3% of the world's surface area. Of this, 20.6 million sq km are in countries south of the Sahara, and 9.68 million in the nations of North Africa.

Population: 1,033,042,510    Annual Growth: 2.30%

Urbanites: 40%

Peoples

Peoples: 2,500 (0% unreached)

    Languages: 2,110

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians503,742,50848.772.6
Evangelicals182,442,24717.73.6

Answer to Prayer

Third Wave Pentecostal groups, strongly evangelical, have become a major element in the African Church. They are strong on the Scriptures and outreach, expectant of miracles, fervent in prayer and courageous against the powers of darkness. The Redeemed Christian Church and Deeper Life Bible Church were both started in Nigeria and have planted churches in dozens of countries. Groups such as the Church of Pentecost (Ghana), the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God, and others in Kenya, Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire and elsewhere continue to grow and plant new churches.

     For an additional 6 Answers to Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Africa.


Trends to Watch - Africa

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Challenge for Prayer

The continued power of African traditional religions. The low percentage of followers of pre-Christian ethnic religions is not a true reflection of reality. Underlying both Muslim and Christian religious profession is a value system steeped in the old ways – fetishism, ancestor worship, idolatry and others. Personal, tribal and national crises reveal this. The terrible events in Africa that have so impacted many nations in recent years cannot be understood without realizing this factor. Pray for the powers of darkness to be bound in Jesus’ name, and pray that Christian leaders and churches may challenge these powers and not succumb to them.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Trends to Watch - Africa.