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

Chad needs a stable and just government. The current regime struggles with violence and corruption. Some consider Chad the world’s most corrupt nation. Tribal rivalries and conflict between the north (Muslim) and south (Christian) create an unstable situation. Bandits and rebels from inside Chad, as well as Darfur, C.A.R., Nigeria, and even Cameroon disrupt economic progress and Christian ministry. Pray for a government that represents both north and south fairly, and that governs with honesty and commitment to all people in Chad.

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.