Area: 154,530 sq km
Mountainous and agricultural in the north, Sahara desert in the south. The site of notable civilizations: Carthaginian, Berber Christian and Arab Islamic.
Population: 10,373,957 Annual Growth: 0.98%
Official language: Arabic. French widely used but declining as English increases Languages: 10 All languages
Largest Religion: Muslim
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The government still prohibits indigenous churches from owning their own property and having their own bank accounts. Pray for the government to officially recognize the Tunisian Church. Pray for the return of buildings and land that were previously taken by the state; may these provide space for the Tunisian Christians to establish their own places of worship.
New believers have increased and new church groups have come into being over the past few years. Pray for their continued growth and discipleship. Unity is an issue that is currently in need of much prayer. The Church is still a tiny proportion of the total population. Pray for lasting commitment to Jesus, since few Tunisian believers have stood in the faith for more than 10 years. Among the increasing numbers of new believers, pray for safety, encouragement, and effective discipleship and integration into the body. Pray that Tunisian believers might overcome their fear of sharing their faith. There are also probably significant numbers of isolated and hidden believers pray for opportunities for their spiritual growth and fellowship.
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