Pray for: Guinea

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Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Africa
Capital: Conakry
Population: 13,497,237
% Urban: 37.3 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 43.4 %
Official Language: French. Major vernacular languages Fulbe, Malinke, Susu, Kissi, Guerze and Toma
Languages: 38
Literacy Rate: 30 %
HDI Ranking: 178 / 189
% Christian: 4.5 %
% Evangelical: 0.7 %
Largest Religion: Muslim
% Largest Religion: 88.3 %
People Groups: 47
Least Reached People Groups: 30
% Unevangelized: 62 %

Guinea

Title: Guinea

Tier: 1

Type: country

Praise God for Guinea’s long but peaceful transition to democracy from 1984. It remained more stable than nearby countries, and served as a refuge for those who flee war and violence. Freedom exists for Christian witness and missionary activity. Repression under the Marxist regime made Muslims more receptive to Christianity, although intolerance recently increased in certain areas. Although there is religious freedom and openness to missionary work, the Christian proportion of the population has been in slow decline for several years. Pray for this to be reversed into significant growth!

Guinea

Title: Guinea

Tier: 1

Type: country

Christians make up a small minority of the population. Most live in Conakry and the southeast forests. The Church declined around 15 years ago. Evangelism and church planting slowed down, and less-committed Christians left the faith. Guinea has 3 Bible schools and 6 leadership training schools, but still lacks Christian leaders. 43% of the population are under age 15. Pray for believers who will persevere, and pray against the enemy who seeks to destroy young or weak Christians before they can grow.

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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.