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Republic of Mozambique


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Area: 799,380 sq km

The Zambezi and 24 other rivers divide the 2,800 km-long land and make north-south travel difficult.

Population: 23,405,670    Annual Growth: 2.35%

Capital: Maputo

Urbanites: 38.4%

HDI Rank: 172 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 62 (15% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Portuguese, understood by less than 30%    Languages: 53 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

Amazing growth in the Church between 1990 and 2010. After harsh persecution under the Marxist-oriented regime, the Christian faith spread rapidly, tripling from 1985 to 2010. After being highly unevangelized, Mozambique now sees many from all faiths and regions beginning to follow Christ.

Challenge for Prayer

Mozambique enjoys religious freedom for the first time in its history. Catholicism dominated under the Portuguese. Then, under Marxism, all Christians suffered. Missionaries were expelled, Christian leaders intimidated and imprisoned. Many churches were destroyed during this period. Many people died for their faith, but growth came as a result of their sacrifice. Pray that this freedom might continue and that true Christian faith and love might be expressed throughout society.

     For an additional 6 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 Mozambique.