Sunday, April 27, 2014

French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia

Here are the countries we are praying for this week:

Over two-thirds of the population live on Tahiti (the largest island).  People are heavily dependent on French aid, but the economy is growing in tourism, pearls, and agriculture.  While there is freedom of religion, society is very secular and materialistic; the religion Baha'i is growing rapidly.

Gabon is one of Africa's wealthier countries, though poverty (especially among women and children) is still growing.  It has a strong economy of agriculture, oil, minerals, and timber.  Politically, it is very stable with the current president leading for over 10 years (the former for 40 years); however, these leaders have been Muslim, and the growth of Islam has hindered most evangelical outreach (despite freedom of religion).

A very weak economy and political standing due to the overwhelming Muslim community running much of the country.  Many people are choosing non-religion over a belief system, through Christianity is growing slowly.

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