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- Stats for Benin
Top 25 Stats
Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 121.92% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 14.57% (22nd).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Guinean (59.5%); Gur (17.4%); Yoruba (13.1%); Falani (4.8%).
French, Fon (South), Dendi (North)
One of the world’s poorest countries; Has strong trade with Nigeria. Has an agricultural economy with cotton as the most important crop. About 75% of the economy is an “underground” economy.
History / Politics
Independence from France in 1960; Has had 7 coups and 1 Marxist government since. Has had democracy since 1991 and has been stable, but with lots of corruption.
Church continues to grow, but has the highest percentage of traditional ethnic religions. Christians often mix their Christianity with animism and witch doctors. Benin is probably is the least evangelized country in Africa.
Pray for a purer church and that the non-Christians come to God. Pray for discipleship, training of leaders, and more church plantings.