|% Urban:||63.4 %|
|Population Under 15 Yrs:||20.8 %|
|Literacy Rate:||99 %|
|HDI Ranking:||81 / 189|
|% Christian:||94.4 %|
|% Evangelical:||8.7 %|
|% Largest Religion:||94.4 %|
|Least Reached People Groups:||4|
|% Unevangelized:||1 %|
Pray for good relationships with nearby countries. Centuries of bitter conflict, oppression, and massacres left Armenians with hatred and mistrust of these nations. From 1915-1917, the Turks killed up to 1.5 million Armenians in what many see as an unrecognized genocide. Conflict with Azerbaijan (especially over control of Nagorno-Karabakh) remains unresolved, with up to 800,000 Armenians and Azeris still displaced. Diplomatic solutions have failed, and both nations refuse to back down. Pray for an answer to this situation. Pray that Armenians would forgive. Pray for God to establish trust, cooperation, and trade between Armenia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
Armenia was the world’s first Christian nation, with a Christian legacy of more than 1,700 years. Praise God for the survival of the Armenian Church through the centuries, despite frequent and harsh oppression. Pray that Armenian Christians might become a source of light and blessing to the region. Evangelical Christianity thrives among the Armenian diaspora (up to 8 million), with many congregations in the Middle East, North America, and elsewhere. Armenian Christians have only now begun to recognize the blessing of their Christian heritage and the mission responsibility that goes with it.
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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.