Pray for: Macau

Flag for Macau

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Asia
Capital: Macau
Population: 658,391
% Urban: 100 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 14 %
Official Language: Chinese and Portuguese. The majority (86%) speak Cantonese, but Mandarin is also widely spoken
Languages: 0
Literacy Rate: 97 %
% Christian: 5.4 %
% Evangelical: 1.6 %
Largest Religion: Chinese
% Largest Religion: 62 %
People Groups: 13
Least Reached People Groups: 5
% Unevangelized: 28 %

Macau

Title: Macau

Tier: 1

Type: country

Macau is the first Christian territory in Asia to become non-Christian. 95% of the population were Catholic in 1600, but only 5% called themselves Christian by 2010. Protestant missions to China started in Macau. Here, missionaries baptized the first Chinese convert, translated the first Chinese Bible, and buried the first Protestant missionary to the Chinese. Many now follow Buddhism, Daoism, or traditional Chinese religions. The gambling industry, fear of the local god “A-Ma”, and high turnover of leaders in churches, all hinder the spread of the gospel. Pray for believers to win back this territory for the Saviour.

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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.