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- Stats for Cote d'Ivoire
Top 25 Stats
Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 709.75% (10th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 474.12% (4th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.25% (25th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.41% (22nd); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 63.58% (9th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 46.85% (4th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Guinean/Akan (31.7%); Gur (24.6%); Malinke (18.7%); Mande (10%); Kru (9.1%); Other Africans (4.9%); Large undocumented migrants from nearby countries.
Cocoa, coffee, and palm oil have been important, and now oil and gas earn more than cocoa. Has had many immigrants due to a good economy, but a coup caused economic issues. Has some of the best infrastructure and economic success among African nations.
History / Politics
Became independent from France in 1960, but then had 1-party rule until 1993. This was followed by military overthrow, rebellion, and unjust elections. Stability has returned, but the country is divided along ethnic and religious lines. Muslims in the north, and Christians and animists in the south, all seek political power. Millions have immigrated from other countries; Most of them are Muslim.
Stability allows for growth of churches and discipleship; There are many Bible schools. Christians tend to reach out to the already Christianized population. Muslim immigrants and animists in Christian areas are opportunities to share the Gospel. Some teaching is focused on the prosperity Gospel and on desired miracles rather than Christ. Churches have been able to grow even in the midst of conflict.
Praise God for the stability here and for the large number of decisions on GMO sites. Pray for church growth and political stability to continue. Pray the churches grow in strength and Biblical understanding and the centrality of Christ. Praise for the rise of indigenous missionaries, who often survive on little income. Pray Christians reach out to Muslim and animist neighbors and not just their own cultures. Pray animist rites would disappear and Christians would rely on the power of Christ. Pray that more missionaries would go to the unreached areas of the north.