Pray for: Ecuador

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Latin America
Capital: Quito
Population: 18,377,367
% Urban: 64.4 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 27.7 %
Official Language: Spanish
Languages: 25
Literacy Rate: 94 %
Life Expectancy: 73.7 yrs (113/236)
HDI Ranking: 95 / 189
% Christian: 94.5 %
% Evangelical: 8.5 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 94.5 %
People Groups: 36
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %


Title: Ecuador

Tier: 1

Type: country

The gospel impact on the Quichua is a modern miracle. In 1967, only 120 people out of 3 million followed Christ. Today some Quichua areas are over 50% evangelical! Avant Ministries worked among them for over 100 years. Over 240,000 people go to churches planted through Avant. Ecuador received worldwide attention in 1956 when the Waorani (Auca) killed 5 young foreign missionaries. Now almost all these tribes have churches and the Scriptures through the work of various missionary groups. HCJB Radio began in Ecuador in 1931, the first of the great Christian mission radio broadcasters. Today the ministry blesses Ecuador and the whole world.

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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.