Brunei Darussalam BN

113,188

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

3,928

Indicated decisions 2014

407,000

Population

46,000

Christians
25,000 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Brunei Darussalam
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    30/187
  • Internet Access

    40.3%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Malay (69.6% who are dominant in government and civil service); Chinese (15.6%); Filipino (7.9%); Indonesian (2.3%); British (1.7%); Indo-Pakistani (1.2%).
  • Common Languages

    Malay, English
  • Economy

    This is one of Asia’s richest states with free education and healthcare.
    Also, has subsidized housing, fuel, and basic food. 
    Oil and gas provide 90% of exports, but the supply may be exhausted soon. 
    Trying to diversify economy with rice-growing and tourism.
    The Sultan is the second wealthiest monarch in the world.
  • History / Politics

    Refused to join the Malaysian nation in 1963.
    It was a protectorate of Britain until independence in 1983.
    The Sultan reigns as an absolute monarch, a tradition that dates back to the 15th century.
  • Spirituality

    Conservative Islam dominates the country.
    Religious freedom is guaranteed, but evangelism nor Muslim conversions are allow.
    The government does not permit foreign Christian workers. 
    Most Christians come from local tribal people and the Chinese.
  • Prayers

    Pray for conversions among the ruling family so that restrictions can be lifted.
    Pray that foreign missionaries would be allowed in and that conversions would follow.
    Pray that the local Christians will reach out to the minorities who are open to the Gospel.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.