Jan 17: Africa, Major Great Commission Challenges

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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

The impact of the gospel on the educated. The ministries of SU, IFES and others among students have been remarkable; through these and the ministries of churches and agencies, a large proportion of Africa’s professionals and leaders in Anglophone and Francophone countries are committed Christians. Their influence is becoming decisive in addressing corruption and social evils and in affecting the power structures of society; the fruit of this can be seen in the positive changes all over Africa in the last decade. Pray for this to continue!

     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.


Major Great Commission Challenges

Africa

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Challenge for Prayer

Nations with the smallest number of evangelicals. These are priority countries with less than 1% evangelicals: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Djibouti, Somalia, Mayotte and Comoros. They fall into four main groups – North Africa, West Africa, Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

     For an additional 2 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 Major Great Commission Challenges.