About China


Land area: 9,573,000 sq km

The third-largest state in the world, also containing the highest mountains and plateaus in the world. The climate and geography are extremely diverse, ranging from tropical in the south to sub-arctic in the north, from a highly industrialized and modern eastern seaboard to sparsely populated western deserts and mountain ranges. 
Population: 1,379,302,771         Capital: Beijing

Official language: Putonghua (Mandarin Chinese)

Languages: 296

China’s diversity and immensity are astounding! More people live in China than in any other nation.

The Chinese people have suffered greatly from the devastating cruelty of the dominant Communist Party since 1949.

A global market leader and the world’s second largest economy, China’s economic growth has created vast wealth for some.

With only 2.7 million Christians in 1975, China is now home to as many as 75 million believers.

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China is the world’s largest manufacturing economy and exporter of goods. It is also the world’s fastest-growing consumer market and second-largest importer of goods. China is a net importer of services products. It is the largest trading nation in the world and plays a prominent role in international trade and has increasingly engaged in trade organizations and treaties in recent years.

Unemployment: 3.97%
Per capita income: $10,153

Religion of China


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Prayer Points for Peru

•Pray for a return to peace and stability after decades of corruption, dictatorships, and terror.

• Pray for humble pastors trained in biblical theology who reflect Jesus to a watching culture.

• Pray for Christians to boldly oppose sin and injustice while also ministering to the poor and oppressed.

The business/professional and upper classes are traditionally staunchly Catholic and rather isolated from most existing evangelical witness.

Street children have multiplied in number, especially in certain areas of Lima.


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Religion of Peru

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop % Ann Gr
Christians 28,154,047 95.45 1.2
Evangelicals 4,186,86 11.6 4.2
Non- 314,145 2.78

A strong evangelical presence in Peru has sparked a Christian renaissance among Quechan and Amerindian peoples through recent Bible translations and the work of Christian missions. 

The needs of the poor and destitute must be at the forefront of the Church’s ministry to practically demonstrate the love of Christ to the lost.

Peru has a strong history of Catholicism, but many Catholics, as well as mountain Quechua and Aymara people, are bound by a syncretistic combination of Christianity and Andean paganism.

Peru needs pastors and teachers rich in solid biblical theology to mentor the next generation of leaders and to help dissipate the superstitions of the tribal people. 

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Geography of Peru

President: Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo

Land area: 1,285,216 sq km

Three main zones: dry coastal plain in the west where most of the cities and industry are located, high Andean plateau which is more agricultural, and Amazon jungle in the east.

Population: 31,036,656

Capital: Lima

Official language: Spanish, Quechua. Spanish-speakers 80.3%. Most Amerindians are Spanish-speaking or bilingual; 16.5% of the total population speak Quechua .  

Languages: 93

Peru is the third largest South American country, encompassing the Andes Mountains and dry coastal plains to the west and the Amazon jungle to the east. Peru boasts a thriving church of four million evangelicals but is also the world’s second largest producer of cocaine. War and poverty have multiplied the number of street children, who are often abused and exploited for labour. The prospect for economic development is great, but political corruption, a flawed tax structure, military spending, and enormous economic disparity keep the nation from progress.

Peru is a country with many climates and geographical zones that make it a very important agricultural nation. Peru ranks fifth worldwide in gold production ( first in Latin America), second in copper, and is among the top five producers. of lead and zinc. Peru is an international leader in fishing, producing nearly 10 percent of the world’s fish catch.

Unemployment: 7.0% Poverty rate: 19.3%

Religion of Peru

Religion in CAR

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop %
Indigenous beliefs 1,968,790 35.0
Roman Catholics 1,406,270 25.0
Evangelicals 1,406,270 25.0
Muslims 843,760 15.0

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CAR ranks 21 in the world’s countries where Christians face violence and persecution

•Christian civilians are caught in the violent conflict between the mainly Muslim Seleka militia and self-defense militant groups called anti-Balaka that has effectively turned into criminal gangs.

•Church buildings of Christian leaders who have denounced the violence have been burned and ransacked.

•Converts to Christianity face severe persecution from their immediate family members. They are forced to renounce Christianity through violence.

Evangelicals – challenges

Mission agencies play an important role in education, health and work with children at risk as well as in planting churches, translating the Scriptures and other areas. The largest are BMM, Grace Brethren, InterAct, ELCARG. Pray now for greater partnerships between the emerging national mission movements and foreign missions.

Prayer Points for CAR

Prayer Points for the Central African Republic

The business, academic and professional elite. Pray for progress in evangelism among these influential groups. Haggai Institute, Operation Africa and others are reaching out to them.

Christian literature is increasing. More than five new literature depots in the country make material available to more than 30% of the population each year. Pray for ACATBA, a national literacy programme, for World Missionary Press, and for oral evangelism work by local groups such as Evangelists without Borders.

•Pray for a peace that enables national resources to be developed for economic stability.

• Pray for availability of more oral Christian materials for the largely illiterate population.

• Pray for fully funded Christian education for nationals called to minister to their people.

•Pray that all denominations will send students to be trained as missionaries and that those so trained will not be tempted to become city pastors.

•Pray for proper coordination of Christian radio programmes and training of administrators to ensure effective ministry.

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Central African Republic

Economy of CAR

Violence and fighting has left the justice system, schools, and administration centers understaffed and inefficient. The economy is dependent on subsistence agriculture, yet even with World Bank loans, economic recovery is prevented by a lack of secure infrastructure and the threat of resurgent rebel factions.

Unemployment: 6.22%
Per capita income: $400

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About the Central African Republic

President:  Faustin Archange Touadera

Land area: 622,436 sq km
A landlocked state in Africa’s geographical centre. Variation from tropical forest in the southwest to semi-desert in the northeast.

Population: 5,625,118

Capital: Bangui

Official language: French and Sango (trade language used by most of the population  

Languages: 82

With ample supplies of diamonds, gold, uranium, and oil, Central African Republic (CAR) should be thriving and rank as one of the world’s richest nations. But instead, it suffers from abject poverty and competition between rival warlords.

CAR gained its independence from France under the strong leadership of Barthelemy Boganda. But since then the nation has oscillated relative stability and disunity from constant coups.

Most of the leaders squandered the nation’s resources through corruption, played favorites among the ethnic groups, and stirred resentment between the Christian south and Muslim north. Although religious differences had little to do with the initial coups, current warlords have used it as a wedge to gain power.

Though the capital Bangui is relatively calm, numerous armed groups roam the countryside. Each one sets up blockades, operates mines, and executes revenge killings in their separate domains. The chaos has decimated the nation, leaving half of the population under the age of fifteen. Over one million of CAR’s 4.6 million people have been displaced and live in camps that provide little sanitation, have limited access to clean water, and are a quagmire of mud and disease.

CAR had once been one of the world’s most evangelized nations. To this day, half of the population professes Christianity, with 15% being Muslim, and 35% adhering to animistic faiths. However, Christianity is often mixed with local animistic traditions, and there is little depth of commitment and limited grasp of Biblical truth. National missionaries and agencies, however, are increasing, and indigenous-led Churches are rising up to meet the great spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of their people. 

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