- For spiritually mature, trained national workers to move outside urban areas to minister to less-reached people.
- For distribution of oral Christian materials for the poor and illiterate.
- That the government will stop the movement of foreign narcotics through the country and protect their people from dependence on drug money.
- For the development of helpful written material to equip the saints of Guinea-Bissau.
- For more people of Guinea-Bissau to become literate.
Western Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Guinea and Senegal
1 932 871 ( 2017 est.)
Unspecified 15.9% (2008 est.)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Lord we praise You for the increasing amount of missionaries serving in Guinea-Bissau. We praise you for the religious freedom that the people have.
Father God, we pray for spiritually mature, trained national workers to move outside urban areas to minister to less-reached people. We also pray for distribution of oral Christian materials for the poor and illiterate.
Lord, we pray that the government leaders will stop the movement of foreign narcotics through the country and protect their people from dependence on drug money.
We pray for the development of helpful written material to equip the saints. We also pray for the Church to gain a vision for Christian literature.
Father, we ask that You will enable people to become literate in order to maximize the benefits of new material being printed. We also pray for the educational infrastructure and for literacy courses for adults to have a great effect that generates a hunger for reading material and in turn leads people to Scripture. In the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, we pray. Amen.
State of the Church
The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the Government generally respects this right in practice. There have been minor accounts of persecution, but is not the norm. The churches in the area do struggle financially.
Since independence from Portugal in 1974, Guinea-Bissau has experienced considerable political and military upheaval, all in all experiencing 4 Coups since independence. Approximately 50 percent of the population follows indigenous religious practices, 40 percent is Muslim, and 10 percent is Christian.
The Fula (Peuhl or Fulani) and Mandinka ethnic groups practice Islam most widely; Muslims generally live in the north and northeast, and almost all Muslims are Sunni. Practitioners of indigenous religious beliefs generally live in all but the northern parts of the country. Christians belong to a number of groups, including the Roman Catholic Church and various Protestant denominations. Christians are concentrated in Bissau and other large towns.
- African Prayer Initiative: Pray Africa
- INcontext ministries – http://incontextministries.org/
- CIA World Factbook
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- Operation World – http://www.operationworld.org/african-countries