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Togo

Togolese Republic

Africa

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Geography

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%

Capital: Lomé

Urbanites: 43.4%

HDI Rank: 159 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Peoples: 56 (11% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Only two indigenous languages used in education system: Ewe/Mina and Kabiye    Languages: 43 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians3,076,77845.383.0
Evangelicals722,95210.74.7

Prayercast

Answer to Prayer

Christianity, particularly evangelical and Pentecostal, has grown rapidly since 1990. Evangelicals increased sevenfold from 1990 to 2010, growing from 2.7% to 10.7%. Praise God for the multiplication of Pentecostal and charismatic movements, fuelled by the Holy Spirit and largely driven by West African pastors and evangelists.

Challenge for Prayer

The less-evangelized peoples of Togo. Togo and Benin have long had the highest percentage of unevangelized traditionalists in Africa. The major challenges:

a) The 13 majority-Muslim peoples – the Kotokoli (SIM, Baptists, hundreds of believers), Anufo (YWAM, ABWE, a few believers), Akaselem (AoG, handful of believers), Ditammari, Bariba, Bago, Dagomba, Bissa, Akpe as well as the more dispersed Arabs, Hausa, Yoruba, Kambole and Fulbe (Baptists).

b) The northern traditional animistic peoples – the Moba, Bassari, Nawdm (AoG, Baptists, Deeper Life), Gurma, Lama, Gangam, Karaboro, Mossi (AoG), Logba and Waama. Pray for these pioneering efforts to see breakthroughs for the gospel.

c) The southern traditional animistic peoples – the Watchi, Adja, Akebu, Adele, Anyanga and Kpessi.

     For an additional 9 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 Togo.