Pray for: Seychelles

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Victoria
Population: 108,263
% Urban: 58 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 23.7 %
Official Language: French, English and Seychellois Creole
Languages: 3
Literacy Rate: 92 %
Life Expectancy: 71.3 yrs (142/236)
HDI Ranking: 72 / 189
% Christian: 96.1 %
% Evangelical: 5.9 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 96.1 %
People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 2 %


Title: Seychelles

Tier: 1

Type: country

The vast majority of Seychellois claim to be Christian, but evidence of true spiritual transformation seems outweighed by superstition and nominalism. Gris-gris, a voodoo-like African spiritism based on black magic and herbalism, permeates the lives of Christians. Despite the disapproval of religious leaders, most Seychellois remain happy to mix religion into this dangerous cocktail. Pray that the Holy Spirit may bring new life evidenced by repentance and sustained fruit.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.