Guatemala GT

977,794

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

96,648

Indicated decisions 2014

16.3 million

Population

13.8 million

Christians
3.5 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Guatemala
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Evangelicals- 3.5 M (23rd); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 21.53% (18th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    125/187
  • Internet Access

    17.13% (109th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Hispanics (53%); Amerindian-Mayan (36.3%); Amerindian other indigenous (8.4%).
  • Common Languages

    Spanish
  • Economy

    Agriculture accounts for half of all jobs; Most are still poor, especially indigenous peoples.
    About 70% of cocaine passes through here to the U.S.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1821 from Spain; Guerilla war from 1960 until the 1996 peace agreement.
    Civil war broke out in 1960 after years of mistreatment of the poor and indigenous people.
    More than 200,000 people died, 40,000 disappeared, and 1.2 million displaced.
    Even today, Guatemala has the highest murder rate of any Latin American country.
    Youth gangs, drug traffickers, and death squads cause terrible problems.
    Now is a democracy which is trying to achieve unity and include the Mayan people more.
  • Spirituality

    Authorities now cooperate with evangelicals and committed Catholics to extend services.
    Christians are involved in ministering to street children, drug abusers, and the illiterate.
    All involved with the sins of the past must repent and ask for forgiveness.
    Many people suffered through personal and family trauma and need prayers to recover.
    Catholic church declined in significance, and now is being revitalized by Charismatics.
    Catholic church put limits on charismatic renewal and many join evangelical churches.
    Evangelicals now are 25% of the population, but their faith is often not deep.
    Christians often adopt unbiblical local religious practices.
    Christians are now reaching out to the country's indigenous people.
  • Prayers

    Pray for continued compassion and help for the lowly by the churches.
    Pray for forgiveness and reconciliation for previous injustices.
    Pray for continued revitalization by Charismatics within the Catholic church.
    Pray for continued growth of evangelicals and for strong discipleship of believers.
    Pray for all the impoverished people, including street children and orphans.

Note:

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