Oct 18: Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tomé & Principe

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Samoa

Independent State of Samoa

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 2,831 sq km

Two large volcanic islands, Savai’i and Upolu, and seven small islands covered by lush tropical rainforest.

Population: 178,943

Capital: Apia

Urbanites: 23.4%

HDI Rank: 94 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: Samoan; English    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians172,85996.600.0
Evangelicals32,26318.00.7

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Challenge for Prayer

Samoans have been Christian for over a century, and every village has at least one church. But the traditional class structure and pre-Christian cultural standards were not necessarily transformed by the gospel. Much of the Church suffers from nominalism, and rivalry among denominations does not generate a good spiritual atmosphere. Pride and politics influence church life too much, and the financial demands on a poorer population are heavy. These, coupled with the modern challenges of domestic strife and imported moral vice, make for a society in need of prayer.

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San Marino

Most Serene Republic of San Marino

Europe

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Geography

Area: 61 sq km

A city state in north central Italy near Rimini.

Population: 31,537    Annual Growth: 0.84%

Capital: San Marino

Urbanites: 94.3%

Peoples

Official language: Italian    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians28,00288.790.8
Evangelicals40.05.6

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Challenge for Prayer

San Marino proclaims itself “Ancient Land of Liberty”. There is freedom to worship, but evangelism hardly exists. In the past, outreach by evangelicals resulted in jailing or expulsion from the country. As a result, no churches or ministries currently evangelize in San Marino.

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São Tomé & Príncipe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé and Príncipe

Africa

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Geography

Area: 1,001 sq km

Two larger and several smaller islands in the Gulf of Guinea, 200 km west of Gabon.

Population: 165,397    Annual Growth: 1.62%

Capital: São Tomé

Urbanites: 62.2%

HDI Rank: 131 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: Portuguese and three Creole dialects    Languages: 5 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians144,80587.552.2
Evangelicals7,0114.26.5

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Challenge for Prayer

Less-reached sections of the population are the Príncipe islanders, the Angolares (rural fisherfolk) and the serviçais (contract labourers), with each group having its own distinct Creole dialect. Pray for outreach to and salvation for these groups.

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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 São Tomé & Príncipe.