Pray for: Sierra Leone

Flag for Sierra Leone

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Freetown
Population: 8,977,972
% Urban: 43.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 40.7 %
Official Language: English. Trade language Krio (Creole), spoken by 10% of the population as first language and 90% as second
Languages: 26
Literacy Rate: 46 %
Life Expectancy: 60.1 yrs (219/236)
HDI Ranking: 181 / 189
% Christian: 13.2 %
% Evangelical: 3.9 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 63 %
People Groups: 28
Least Reached People Groups: 10
% Unevangelized: 39 %

Sierra Leone

Title: Sierra Leone

Tier: 1

Type: country

Sierra Leone continues its effort to move forward and away from its tragic recent history. The horrifying civil war of the ’90s and the crippling effect of Ebola in 2014-2015 both reversed efforts at nation-building. The increasing inclusion of women in politics and community leadership is a contrast to the culture of sexual violence that still plagues this country. Many Christian ministries and aid agencies continue to help the long-term process of meeting people’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. Praise God for their freedom to minister, and pray for their fruitfulness.

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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.