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
|Religion||Pop %||Ann Gr|
Ministries to young people and children developed rapidly in the greater freedoms post-1992.
a) Schools and the university are fertile ground for secularism and Islam, but also for Christian witness. CCCI and GBUST(IFES) have campus ministries with a growing number of students involved. The latter had 49 groups in 2009. SU has a good ministry in schools as well as camps, family ministry and AIDS education. Pray for the development of mature believers and groups.
b) Churches are generally ill equipped to address the needs of children and young people. Over half of the population are under age 19, so a change must happen if the Christian growth of the current generation is to continue into the next. Pray for more workers with vision and gifting to help change this situation.
c) The illegal trade in child labourers who are exported to urban areas or to other lands, often for the sex industry, still flourishes. These unprotected children usually from poor rural contexts and often orphans number over 300,000. Pray for an end to this evil.
Ghanaian and Benin believers of the same language groups could best reach many of these peoples.
Evangelical mission agencies are shockingly few for an open, responsive, needy country with so many unreached. The opportunities are many church planting, evangelism, discipling, leadership training, education, aid/development, holistic ministry and many more. The largest missions are GGWO, ABWE, CAPRO, CC, CMF. Pray for more workers in this rare harvest opportunity.
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.