- That God will raise up workers to reach the millions of unevangelized in Tunisia.
- For believers in Christ to have endurance and be encouraged.
- For the government to officially recognize the Tunisian church.
- That the church will become a voice in the nation.
- That continued intercession might break through the centuries-old barriers to the Gospel.
- That Christians, foreign and national, will take every opportunities to witness.
Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya
11 494 760 (2017 est.)
Muslim (Sunni): 99.1%
Other: <1% (Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim and Baha'i)
5 800 000 ( 2017)
14 % ( 2016)
LEAST REACHED PEOPLE GROUPS:
Population of the city:
1.38% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major religion in city:
Lord, we pray that you will raise up workers to reach the millions of unevangelized in Tunisia. Father, we pray for believers in Christ to have endurance as they live by faith in Tunisia.
We also pray for the government to officially recognize the Tunisian church and that the church will become a voice in the nation.
Father, we pray that continued intercession might break through the centuries-old barriers to the Gospel. We ask that You will lead Christians, foreign and national, to take advantage of opportunities to witness to Tunisians. In the mighty name of Jesus we pray. Amen.
State of the Church
Secular and Christian Tunisians are worried about the growing influence of conservative Islamists since the uprising in 2011.
The underground church movement however is growing and although the country has been against an extremist political culture, we do worry about organizations such as ISIS and other terror organizations operating in the area.
Their is a huge need for training materials and funds for pastors to reach out to people living in rural Southern Tunisia and the mountainous West. It is a very hostile area and can only be reached by 4x4 or camel. It is also in this areas where most of Tunisia's least reached people groups live.
Tunisia received independence in 1956 after years of French and Italian rule. Their first president had a strict one party state, this ensured him to rule for 31 years. Mr. Bourguiba established woman rights within Tunisia which was not matched by any other Arab nation. He was later removed in a bloodless coup in 1987, by Mr. Ben Ali.
Ben Ali later fled the country in 2011 when mass protests against his autocratic rule, corruption and high unemployment led people to riot. This became known as the Arab Spring. This spread through to other neighbouring countries as well.
Today Tunisia is more prosperous than its neighbours, because of its strong links with Europe. The government is also more stable than other countries that went through the Arab Spring.
- 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