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Area: 430 sq km

The most easterly of the Windward Islands.

Population: 256,552    Annual Growth: 0.26%

Capital: Bridgetown

Urbanites: 40.8%

HDI Rank: 37 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 10 (20% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: English. Bajan is a distinctive Barbadian dialect of English    Languages: 3 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Challenges for Prayer

The legacy of slavery must be completely routed. Toward this end, a ceremony initiated by Christians was conducted in 1998 to great effect. In 1999 there was a national act of repentance during the anniversary of independence celebrations. This island, with the oldest Anglican theological college in the Western Hemisphere, also saw Anglican parishes endorse and prosper from slavery. This, too, has seen an act of public repentance. Pray that, through these acts and the extension of forgiveness, any remaining scars might be removed forever.

Since settlement in 1627, Barbados has been Christian. But despite overwhelming religious profession and a large number of evangelicals, real commitment to the lordship of Jesus is the exception rather than the rule. Materialism, spreading theological liberalism, decreasing church attendance, increased violence and crime are all symptoms of spiritual decline. Pray for the Spirit’s renewal and for the Church in Barbados to reawaken.

     For an additional 3 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 Barbados.