Réunion

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Réunion

Department of Réunion

Africa

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Geography

Area: 2,512 sq km

Rugged, mountainous volcanic Indian Ocean island 700 km east of Madagascar. The largest of the Mascarene Islands, which include Mauritius.

Population: 837,094    Annual Growth: 1.32%

Capital: Saint-Denis

Urbanites: 94%

Peoples

Peoples: 16 (25% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Common language French Creole, spoken by over 85%, which is replacing minority languages    Languages: 9 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians727,37386.961.3
Evangelicals49,1125.94.1

Challenges for Prayer

The dark legacy of slavery, abolished in 1848, still overshadows the present. The Creole population are descendants of those slaves. Poverty (over half the population), unemployment (25-33%), alcoholism, dysfunctional families and high illegitimacy marginalize this large underclass. A deep work of healing and laying to rest the legacy of the past is far from complete. Pray for the entire population to come to terms with the past, possible only through faith in Christ.

     For an additional 3 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 Réunion.