Pray for: Chad

Flag for Chad

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: N'Djamena
Population: 16,914,985
% Urban: 23.8 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 46.8 %
Official Language: French (only spoken by the educated), Arabic (perhaps 30% of Arabic speakers are fluent)
Languages: 133
Literacy Rate: 26 %
HDI Ranking: 187 / 189
% Christian: 38.5 %
% Evangelical: 10.1 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 52.8 %
People Groups: 141
Least Reached People Groups: 78
% Unevangelized: 45 %

Chad

Title: Chad

Tier: 1

Type: country

Former President Déby had been in charge of Chad from 1991 until he was killed in 2021. His rule was filled with corruption, cronyism, and tribalism. With his death, the government was dissolved and a military council (led by Déby’s son) took control, with promises of a future election. Conflict between the Muslim north and the more Christian south persists. Rebels and bandits plague the nation from inside Chad but also from Darfur, C.A.R., Nigeria, and Cameroon. Economic growth, human development, and Christian ministry are all held back by these factors, and Chad remains one of the world’s poorest nations. Pray for a new government that will lead with integrity, transparency, justice, and balanced concern for all of Chad’s regions and peoples.

Chad

Title: Chad

Tier: 1

Type: country

Many Muslims have heard the good news! New groups of believers from Muslim backgrounds have emerged. Bible storytelling and Chadian Arabic Christian radio help spread the gospel in culturally relevant ways. Violence in nearby Darfur at the hands of other Muslims caused some to question Islam, and left them open to the loving ministry and witness of Christians. Still, Islam grows in numbers, and in financial and social influence. Pray that Christians will learn to reach out to the Muslims around them.

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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.