Pray for: Colombia

Flag for Colombia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Bogota
Population: 51,265,841
% Urban: 81.7 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 22.6 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 83
Literacy Rate: 94 %
HDI Ranking: 83 / 189
% Christian: 94.4 %
% Evangelical: 7.5 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.4 %
People Groups: 111
Least Reached People Groups: 12
% Unevangelized: 1 %
Persecution Ranking: 30 / 50

Colombia

Title: Colombia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Praise God for the signing of an historic peace agreement. Thousands of guerrillas and paramilitaries put down their weapons in the peace process. This has led to greater stability nationally and significant progress in overcoming the many wounds of the past due to the violence between government forces and FARC rebels. Murder, kidnapping, and crime rates recently decreased. Pray for the government to be strong and just as it works to build peace and move the nation forward. Violence has continued to simmer, and despite forward progress, the pandemic has put great strain on peace. CEDECOL (the Evangelical Confederation of Colombia) made a formal statement against violence and outlined a peace process. It will raise the role of the Church and encourage cooperation, but it will also make evangelicals more of a target.

Colombia

Title: Colombia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Amerindians suffer oppression and discrimination. Colombians often disregard their contribution to culture and society. Most are poor, less educated, and vulnerable to violent conflict and land abuses. Some of the 94 groups have strong, well-led churches that work together and send out missionaries to others. 37 Amerindian languages do not have a New Testament, and 25 have no Scripture at all. Violent groups kidnapped or killed some Bible translators. Some groups persecute Amerindian Christians and force them to return to their former religious practices. 15 of the 94 Amerindian groups remain isolated and unevangelized. Pray for each of these precious groups to find the gospel before they disappear forever.

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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.