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Republic of Nicaragua

Latin America

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Area: 127,849 sq km

The largest of the Central American republics. Central mountainous area between Pacific and Caribbean coasts.

Population: 5,822,265    Annual Growth: 1.31%

Capital: Managua

Urbanites: 57.3%

HDI Rank: 124 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 18 (6% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish. English-speaking communities on east coast    Languages: 7 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

Missions vision is still in an early stage. There are a number of national agencies, linked by Movimiento Misionero Transcultural Nicaraguense (MMTN). This is driving a greater movement not only toward mission sending but toward unity in the churches involved as well. Pray that MMTN might be used of God to bring churches together and to ignite a strong missionary-sending movement.

The expatriate missionary force has changed in its numbers and direction. The major tasks for missionaries are Bible teaching, leadership training and helping Nicaraguans launch holistic ministries that address spiritual, financial and social needs. The largest agencies are AoG, YWAM, BBF, ABWE.

     For an additional 7 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 Nicaragua.