Pray for: Puerto Rico

Flag for Puerto Rico

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Caribbean
Capital: San Juan
Population: 3,268,802
% Urban: 93.6 %
Population Under 15 Yrs: 16.3 %
Official Language: Spanish; English
Languages: 13
Literacy Rate: 99 %
Life Expectancy: 80.2 yrs (44/236)
% Christian: 95.3 %
% Evangelical: 25.2 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 95.3 %
People Groups: 14
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Puerto Rico

Title: Puerto Rico

Tier: 1

Type: country

Evangelical churches grew from 0.1% in 1900 to over 25% today! Puerto Ricans traditionally follow Catholicism. A large charismatic movement grew inside the Catholic Church, but most new growth is among independent groups. Puerto Rican mission vision also grew. Pray for effective training and support of new mission ventures. Media ministries use TV, local radio, and Internet sites to offer practical answers to life and faith questions. IFES (International Federation of Evangelical Students) and indigenous student movements reach most campus students. Pray for ministries to continue shaping future leaders, and for discipleship movements to transform the lives of believers.

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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.