- For God to bring an end to widely held tribal spiritist traditions among Christians in Cameroon.
- For a moral government system that will provide clean water, food, and health needs of the people.
- For a gentle transfer of spiritual leadership from Western organizations to national believers.
- For effective Christian discipling in churches and by youth and children’s agencies.
- For the leadership of the churches, that pastors will have integrity and teach in ways that honour God.
Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria
24 513 689 (2017 est.)
Other Christian 4.5%
Non-believer 3.2% (2005 est.)
4 909 178 (2017)
4, 3 % (2014 est.)
Sent 440 Received 3 500 (year: 2010)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Population of city:
1 299 369
3.6% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Majority religion in city:
Lord Jesus, we pray that You will bring an end to widely held tribal spiritist traditions among Christians in Cameroon. Father, let Your light shine as to overcome all darkness, deception and syncretism.
We ask that You will establish a moral government system that will provide for clean water, food, and health needs of the people. Father, we also pray for a gentle transfer of spiritual leadership from Western organizations to national believers.
Lord, we pray that You will establish effective Christian discipling in churches and by youth and children’s agencies. May Your blessing be upon the Bible study programmes and Christian camps that are being held for young people in Cameroon. May these children become fruit-bearers to the glory of Your Name.
Lord Jesus, we pray for the leadership of the churches, that pastors will have integrity and teach in ways that honour You.
State of the Church
The constitution provides for the right of individuals to choose, practice, and change their religion. The constitution also guarantees the right of any citizen to sue the government for the violation of any constitutionally protected freedom.
However, Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islam extremist group, have started to move into the northern parts of Cameroon and have warned those in the area to return to Islam or face persecution. In 2013 a number of Boko Haram crossed the border into northern Cameroon and kidnapped and murdered seven international construction workers. Many have been kidnapped including a Nigerian missionary a missionary family as well as a French priest.
Cameroon is one of the very few examples of where a French colony and a British colony decided to merge together to create a single state. From the start of the modern state of Cameroon, it has struggled with a one-party rule system as many African countries did after independence. In 1992 Mr. Biya (then President) allowed the multi-party presidential election to take place, which he then won and went on to win the following 3, after lifting the limitation on presidential terms in 2011.
There are tensions over the two mainly English speaking southern provinces. A secessionist movement emerged in the 1990's and has been declared as illegal. Muslims and Christians live in every region, although Christians are concentrated primarily in the southern and western regions. Many Muslims, Christians, and members of other faiths also adhere to some aspects of African animist beliefs.
- African Prayer Initiative: Pray Africa
- INcontext ministries – http://incontextministries.org/
- CIA World Factbook
- Atlas of Global Christianity – Todd M.Johnson & Kenneth R. Ross (Published by – Edinburgh University Press) (Missionaries and national workers: Africa 2010, page 267)
- Prayercast – http://prayercast.com/
- Unreached people groups – http://www.joshuaproject.net
- The voice of the Martyrs – http://www.persecution.com/
- Jul-Dec, 2010 International Religious Freedom Report – http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/2010_5/index.htm
- Operation World – http://www.operationworld.org/african-countries