- For the government to seek a Godly plan for developing society.
- That nominalism and animistic traditions will die as Christ is revealed in Equatorial Guinea.
- For wisdom for missionaries from West and Central Africa working in Equatorial Guinea.
- For Christian immigrant oil workers to boldly share their fait.
- For grace and humility on the part of both expats and nationals.
Central Africa, bordering the Bight of Biafra, between Cameroon and Gabon
894 464 (2017 est.)
Nominally Christian and predominantly Roman Catholic, pagan practices
181 657 (2017)
8,6 % ( 2013 est.)
MISSIONARIES (year: 2010)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS
Lord, we pray for the government of Equatorial Guinea to seek a Godly plan for developing society in light of great oil wealth. Father, we ask that nominalism and animistic traditions will die as Christ is revealed to the people of Equatorial Guinea.
Lord, we also pray for wisdom for missionaries from West and Central Africa in the convoluted socio-political situation of Equatorial Guinea. We pray for Christian immigrant oil workers to boldly share their faith.
We also pray for grace and humility on the part of both expats and nationals in Equatorial Guinea. In Jesus mighty name we pray, Amen.
State of the Church
The State does respect religious freedom and the Church has a respected reputation. The number of missionaries from West and Central Africa is increasing in Equatorial Guinea.
An estimated 93% of the population is Christian, but it is on the decline with the increasing number of Middle East and West African immigrants, bringing with them other religions and cults.
Many pagan practices, such as animism, is still a problem in Equatorial Guinea. The result is a diluted form of Christianity.
This former Spanish colony is one of Africa's smallest countries, but the third largest oil exporter South of the Sahara. The discovery of oil have given Equatorial Guinea a massive boost in economic growth, but living standards are yet to catch up.
Shocking UN Statistics show that half of the population do not have clean drinking water and that 20% of children die before reaching the age of five. The corruption watchdog "Transparency International" has put Equatorial Guinea in the top 12 of its list of most corrupt states.
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