Oct 22: 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
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

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

Specialist Christian ministries for prayer:

a) Literature. Several agencies seek to publish and distribute affordable French Christian literature (SU, Lutherans, SBIS and others). Reading rooms are a helpful means of outreach to young urban Senegalese. Pray for meaningful conversations with enquirers. Pray for the publication and distribution of effective Christian literature.

b) Audio resources, in a predominantly oral culture, are extremely useful. GRN has recordings available in 36 language groupings. Scripture on tape is particularly effective for the Wolof and Serer.

c) The JESUS film is widely used in 12 languages with three more in progress.

d) Christian radio programmes can be broadcast on national and local stations. Pray that churches and missions make full use of this medium (IMB, WEC, Brethren). FEBA, TWR and IBRA broadcast three hours per week in Wolof and Pulaar (Fula).

     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
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

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

Relationships among churches are generally positive, but there is in some areas a lack of unity. The process of translating the Bible into Seselwa is helping relationships. Pray for renewal across all denominations, rather than mere opportunities for cooperation.

     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.