Sao Tomé & Principe

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São Tomé & Príncipe

Democratic Republic of Sao Tomé and Príncipe


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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)


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


Largest Religion: Christian

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Challenges for Prayer

Evangelicals are free to minister and do see significant growth. There are close links with several Portuguese and Brazilian groups, such as the Assemblies of God, the Nazarenes, Deeper Life (Nigeria), YWAM and several others. Pray that their missionaries might have a great impact on these islands. Pray for the development of locally led, culturally relevant congregations with effectively trained Christian leaders. Pray also for local support of national workers and for the launching of an interdenominational training centre.

     For an additional Challenge 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 São Tomé & Príncipe.