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Singapore

Republic of Singapore

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Geography

Area: 699 sq km

One larger and 54 smaller islands off the southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia; strategically located for communications and trade. Singapore is Asia’s cleanest and greenest city.

Population: 4,836,691    Annual Growth: 2.54%

Capital: Singapore

Urbanites: 100%

HDI Rank: 23 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 51 (41% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Mandarin (Chinese), English, Malay, Tamil Indian. English is the primary language for education    Languages: 31 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Buddhist

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians775,80516.043.9
Evangelicals377,3987.83.2
Buddhist1,949,18640.30 

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Challenges for Prayer

Singaporean society is built on dedicated labour, discipline and self-reliance. These engender stability, good governance and a corruption-resistant culture, but also an emphasis on performance and wealth. Materialism has noticeably increased. Much of Singapore’s affluence is now dependent on imported labour from poorer countries; entire sectors of the nation’s economy would collapse without it. Pray for justice and fair treatment for all those from abroad; despite good legal safeguards, exploitation does exist. Pray that churches might become more active in assisting those at risk. Pray also that the admirable strengths of Singapore might not in themselves become idols.

The many Christian support ministries with national or international impact through involvement in:

a) Literature. There are nearly 100 Christian bookstores and at least 10 publishers of books, magazines and tracts.

b) Radio. FEBC and TWR have offices here, and a host of local Christian radio stations, including Internet radio, cater to diverse interests.

c) Internet ministry abounds, with tech-savvy Christians creating evangelistic and discipleship tools. Most churches have well-developed websites for their members. The dark side of Singapore’s connectivity is a widespread Internet vice – addiction to online gaming is rapidly growing, even among Christians. Pray for the fruitful kingdom use of this particularly potent form of media.

     For an additional 5 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 Singapore.