Pray for: The Gambia

Flag for The Gambia

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Banjul
Population: 2,841,803
% Urban: 63.2 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 44.1 %
Official Language: English
Languages: 23
Literacy Rate: 56 %
Life Expectancy: 62.1 yrs (207/236)
HDI Ranking: 174 / 189
% Christian: 4.5 %
% Evangelical: 0.8 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 89.5 %
People Groups: 29
Least Reached People Groups: 14
% Unevangelized: 55 %

The Gambia

Title: The Gambia

Tier: 1

Type: country

Thank God for the mostly friendly relationships between Muslims and Christians in Gambia. Christians have more religious freedom here than in most Muslim countries. But most Christian work has been in the Greater Banjul area (coast). Few reach out to the Muslim majority, especially those who live upriver in the less-developed inland area. Pastors who serve inland struggle to maintain financial support. Pray for continued religious freedom and peace. Pray for Gambians to have a vision to reach their own nation, and for creative ways to support those who move into more isolated areas.

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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.