|% Urban:||16.8 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||49.8 %|
|Official Language:||French. Language of wider communication is Hausa|
|Literacy Rate:||19 %|
|Life Expectancy:||61.6 yrs (211/236)|
|HDI Ranking:||189 / 189|
|% Christian:||0.3 %|
|% Evangelical:||0.1 %|
|% Largest Religion:||97.1 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||29|
|% Unevangelized:||60 %|
|Persecution Ranking:||28 / 50|
This Muslim land and its people are open for the gospel. Many previously unreached people groups now have their first believers, and pastors (converts from Islam themselves) lead most congregations! Still, Islam dominates the land, and strict, aggressive Muslim groups increase. Pray that Niger may remain open for Christian mission, and that the Lord would remove every barrier to the knowledge of Him. The spiritual effects of folk Islam and demonic oppression hinder many from following Christ.
Christianity grows, but people come into the Kingdom by a trickle. Pray for the trickle to become a flood! Pressure to stay in Islam, or return to it, prevents many from following Christ. New believers feel isolated. Pray for groups to form, even if small, for those who need fellowship with other believers. Pray for those from a Muslim background who have chosen to follow Jesus; may they persevere and remain faithful amidst all the difficulties they will face.
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