Seychelles

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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

Prayercast

Challenges 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 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 Seychelles.