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GREECE – Growth and Opportunity for the Evangelical Church

Here are the thoughts and prayer requests of four Christian leaders in Greece. Cases: 2,937.  Deaths: 179.  Population: 10.72 million. Greece took swift action, proceeding to lockdown quicker than most European countries.  As a result, the coronavirus has had minimal impact.  All through May the lockdown was gradually lifted, and borders will re-open on June […]

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FRANCE (1) – A backward step for evangelicals?

The Director of a UK mission agency committed to France comments:- Due to biased reporting, a major gathering that took place in a large charismatic church in Mulhouse in February has been unfairly blamed for the spread of Covid-19 in France. This has led to threats of extreme violence against the pastor and church members, as […]

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Portugal

Evangelical growth remains encouraging but is also hampered by certain challenges: Serious divisions. Many denominations suffered acrimonious splits, especially some Pentecostal denominations. Some recent progress has been made to overcome these; pray for churches to major on the core elements of the faith and extend grace in the minor distinctives. Church planting. Many more churches […]

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Eritrea

Religious freedom remains a major issue. A 2002 government ruling banned all religious groups from meeting together and practicing their faith without official recognition, and it granted recognition only to Sunni Islam, Eritrean Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Evangelical Lutheran groups. The effects of this on all Eritreans are significant, especially so on Christians within non-approved […]

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Dominican Republic

Evangelical growth continues – with numbers more than doubling from 1990 to 2010. The Pentecostal/charismatic churches claim large increases in numbers; the ministries of Brethren, Baptists and many others are effective in their holistic and empowering approach. Pray that the dynamism and ambition of the former groups might be wedded to the hands-on transforming ministry […]

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Colombia

Evangelical growth has been significant. In 1933, there were only 15,000 evangelicals. In 2010, they numbered 3.5 million. Some claim numbers as high as five million. Local, citywide and national evangelistic outreaches have resulted in large increases in numbers of congregations and believers. Some churches have grown 1,000-fold over the last two decades! Amanacer Colombia […]

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Colombia

Evangelical growth has been significant. In 1933, there were only 15,000 evangelicals. In 2010, they numbered 3.5 million. Some claim numbers as high as five million. Local, citywide and national evangelistic outreaches have resulted in large increases in numbers of congregations and believers. Some churches have grown 1,000-fold over the last two decades! Amanacer Colombia […]

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Burundi

Praise for sustained evangelical growth, although this now has slowed compared to the tumultuous 1990s. Nearly all Protestant and Anglican churches have seen significant growth, even during the periods of war. Many realize that nominal, shallow Christianity is inadequate to change lives and overcome the deep-seated tensions among ethnic groups. A number of groups in […]

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Australia

The Church in Australia faces a mighty challenge. The strong influence of Christianity declined as the country became more diverse in religions, and became more secular in its public life and laws. 52% of the population (according to the 2016 census) say they are Christian, but less than 10% regularly attend church. Many Australians see […]

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Aruba

The evangelical presence has grown, predominantly due to the more recent arrivals. Large numbers have immigrated from Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia, but evangelical growth is not even. There are several English-speaking churches and many congregations using Papiamento. Pray for a greater impact on the Asian immigrant population.

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