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%
Official language: French, English and Seselwa (a French Creole) Languages: 3 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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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.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Seychelles.