Economic and ecological problems must be wisely addressed. The arid islands lack adequate fresh water and arable land. Scant resources were poorly managed in the past, intensifying Cabo Verde’s poverty. Pray for government leaders who will make good decisions and develop the economy for the betterment of the whole nation.
Most Caboverdians are Catholic in name, but in practice are more influenced by superstitions and African fetishism. Christian literature is lacking in Creole, and most people have only a rudimentary grasp of Portuguese.
There are 490,000 Caboverdians living in migrant communities; the largest are in New England, USA (266,000), Portugal (80,000), Angola (46,000), Senegal and France. Their remittances are vital to those living in Cabo Verde. Pray that many in these communities may become true disciples of Jesus and be spiritual and economic blessings to their homeland.
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