Oct 21: Senegal, Seychelles

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Senegal

Republic of Senegal

Africa

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Geography

Area: 196,722 sq km

Mainland Africa’s most westerly state: arid, with few natural resources.

Population: 12,860,717    Annual Growth: 2.66%

Capital: Dakar

Urbanites: 42.9%

HDI Rank: 166 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 57 (47% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: French. Language of wider communication, Wolof; spoken as a first language by around 40% of the population    Languages: 46 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians825,6586.423.0
Evangelicals25,7920.26.1
Muslim11,709,68391.05 

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Challenge for Prayer

Bible translation. Much has been achieved in the last 25 years. At least seven long-awaited NTs are published, namely Wolof, Serer, Mandinka, Tukulor, Fulakunda, Jola Kasa and Bassari. Work is underway on 17 other translations, with several teams being led by Senegalese. Pray especially for work on several Jola languages (WEC, WBT). The Wolof OT is being translated. Just as vital is the work in literacy training – translations without readers are useless. Pray for the Scripture translation teams, and for widespread distribution of and response to the Scriptures.

     For an additional 11 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 Senegal.


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Seychelles

Republic of Seychelles

Africa

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Geography

Area: 453 sq km

A group of 92 granite and coral islands spread across 400,000 sq km of the Indian Ocean; 1,600 km east of Kenya.

Population: 84,600    Annual Growth: 0.47%

Capital: Victoria

Urbanites: 55.3%

HDI Rank: 57 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 10 (30% unreached) All peoples
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Official language: French, English and Seselwa (a French Creole)    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians81,29296.090.4
Evangelicals4,9595.92.5

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Challenge for Prayer

The vast majority of Seychellois claim to be Christian, but evidence of true spiritual transformation seems outweighed by superstition and nominalism. Gris-gris, a voodoo-like African spiritism based on black magic and herbalism, permeates the lives of Christians.Despite the disapproval of religious leaders, most Seychellois remain happy to mix religion into this dangerous cocktail. Pray that the Holy Spirit may bring new life evidenced by repentance and sustained fruit.

     For an additional 4 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 Seychelles.