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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

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Challenges for Prayer

Unity in the Togolese Church has made progress, under the auspices of reaching every home and planting a church in every village in the country. But there is a long way to go. Barriers of mistrust and denominationalism must be broken down, and the recently arrived churches must be willing to work with each other and with the more established churches. Pray that this vision might unify the Church and call all believers to action.

The strongly entrenched powers of darkness have scarcely been challenged through intercessory prayer and confrontation with the power of the gospel. The two major forces to be tackled:

a) The idolatry and strong secret societies of the Ewe, Fon and other tribes that intensely oppose the gospel. The majority of the population, including many Christians, still participate in animistic and voodoo rituals; some of these are outright evil. Believers cannot grow in their faith without a clean break from the works of darkness.

b) The growing strength of Islam. Muslims dominate commerce and education. Islamization is in full swing as generous subsidies from oil-rich Muslim countries fuel the building of many mosques, schools and charity projects. Throughout Togo, the stream of conversions to Islam is steady, yet few Christian workers focus on Muslim evangelism among the 13 Muslim peoples or within the high concentrations of Muslims in urban areas.

     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.