Area: 99,067 sq km
Heavily forested coastal state adjoining Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire.
Population: 4,101,767 Annual Growth: 4.23%
Official language: English Languages: 31 All languages
Largest Religion: Ethnoreligionist
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Peace and stability seem to have arrived for the longer term. The resignation of Taylor, his exile and trial, and the appointment of Africas first elected female leader combined with the return of hundreds of thousands of refugees and acceleration of Liberias reconstruction generate a forward-looking atmosphere of hope, despite urgent and obvious challenges.
The testimony and impact of the Church, compromised in the past, must be regained in power and purity. African traditional beliefs, tribal secret societies, fetishism and Freemasonry pervasively influenced every confession of Christianity in Liberia. These resulted in a lack of holiness and spiritual power and the enemys insidious influence in the Church. Lack of compassion and care for the most vulnerable was another problem. However, the situation is thankfully changing and the Church is becoming an instrument of healing and restoration. Ministries (both African and foreign) are free to operate once again. Biblical teaching and modelling is happening, which will help excise what is rotten and build up that which is good. Pray for the Holy Spirit to purify, renew and build up the body of Christ.
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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 Liberia.