|% Urban:||58 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||37.4 %|
|Literacy Rate:||71 %|
|Life Expectancy:||63.8 yrs (196/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||138 / 189|
|% Christian:||63.4 %|
|% Evangelical:||24.2 %|
|% Largest Religion:||63.4 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||19|
|% Unevangelized:||6 %|
Ghana has multiple ethnic groups and faiths, but it remains largely peaceful. Praise God! The education system and constitution brought together all ethnicities, and helped build a stable democracy. Almost half of Ghana’s college-educated citizens live abroad. This slows development and prosperity at home. Pray that government leaders might seek guidance from God, and not from human philosophies or the spirits.
Ghana enjoys a rich Christian tradition! Many newer churches emerged, and many traditional denominations have a vibrant spiritual life. When churches multiply quickly, doctrines can become confused. Ghana has the blessing of many training institutions. Pray for mature leaders for the Church. 63% of Ghanaians call themselves Christian, but only about 10% attend church regularly. Traditional African practices present the greatest challenge to Christians. Pray for a clear break from all bondage to charms and the occult, and pray for true liberty in Jesus.
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