Guinea-Bissau GW

3,289

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

419

Indicated decisions 2014

1.8 million

Population

180,000

Christians
27,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Guinea-Bissau
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Decisions to Visits- 12.74% (23rd).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    177/187
  • Internet Access

    3.31% (141st)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Atlantic (53.5%); Fulbe (21.7%); Malinke (11.9%); Crioullo (11.9%).
  • Common Languages

    Portuguese and Portuguese Creole
  • Economy

    Almost totally agricultural with cashews, fish, and hardwood as the largest products.
    Is a large entry port for cocaine from South America to Europe.
    Massive foreign debt and limited products other than agriculture and fishing.
    This is one of the world's poorest countries, with massive foreign debt.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1974 from Portugal with low stability and high corruption.
    Had a one-party government after independence in 1974; Civil war from 1998-2000.
    Has had elections, but coups often follow; No elected leader has served a full term.
    Violence, poverty, and political unrest over the years has led to a chaotic living situation.
    Drug shipments lead to corruption, and corruption keeps the people impoverished.
  • Spirituality

    Evangelicals and Catholics have been free to assist the people and evangelize.
    The church is united with mature leadership, but inadequate numbers go to rural areas.
    Catholics and evangelicals helped promote reconciliation during and after the civil war.
    Latin American and Asian missionaries come to this area.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the church continues to show compassion for the people.
    Pray for repentance, forgiveness, and good leadership from the government.
    Pray that more missionaries will come and continue to work with the indigenous church.

Note:

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