Faeroe Islands

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Faeroe Islands


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Area: 1,399 sq km

Archipelago of 18 rugged islands between Iceland and Scotland, 16 of which are inhabited.

Population: 50,152    Annual Growth: 0.63%

Capital: Torshavn

Urbanites: 40.3%


Official language: Faeroese, which is of the Scandinavian family; Danish


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

The Faeroese need revival. From the Lutheran Church (with many nominals as well as a solid evangelical contingent) to the Pentecostals and charismatics, local Christian leaders all agree that these islands are starting to see a fresh move of the Holy Spirit. The Lutheran Church has declined, but its recent independence from Danish Lutheranism sees an emerging evangelicalism, such as the growing Pietist Home Mission with 35 prayer houses and up to 5,000 affiliates. Pray for the Spirit to make the Faeroes truly Christian – and not just in name only.

     For an additional 2 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 Faeroe Islands.