Area: 56,785 sq km
The Atlantic coastline is only 56 km long, but the land stretches 540 km northward to the Sahel; wedged between Ghana and Benin.
Population: 6,780,030 Annual Growth: 2.50%
Official language: French. Only two indigenous languages used in education system: Ewe/Mina and Kabiye Languages: 43 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Bible translation remains a major ministry challenge. The whole Bible is completed in Kabiye, one of two indigenous languages used in schools. Four languages have definite Bible translation needs. Work in 12 languages is in progress, much of it by WBT workers. Training national translation workers is now one of the greatest priorities for Bible translation.
Christian media ministries for prayer are:
a) Christian literature is in great demand and cheap to produce. Pray for the ministry of The Bible Society as well as the CLC and ABWE bookshops in distributing Scripture. ABWE, WBT and others undertake literacy projects, which enable such resources to actually be used.
b) Audio resources are vital in this low-literacy nation. GRN produced materials in 55 languages, including the FCBH series. Audio Scripture Ministries trains nationals to produce Christian audio resources such as music and teaching.
c) EHC distributes hundreds of thousands of pieces of literature as well as ministers through primary health care to the communities they reach.
d) Christian radio and TV. Local stations broadcast Christian programmes; there is also one well-acclaimed Christian radio station in Lomé. Christian television channels include Television la Solution and TV Zion. African Christian Television produces programmes for broadcast on the national channels. The JESUS film is shown extensively in film and on TV and is available in 18 languages.
For an additional 9 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 Togo.