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- Stats for Guinea-Bissau
Top 25 Stats
Gospel Decisions to Visits- 12.74% (23rd).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Atlantic (53.5%); Fulbe (21.7%); Malinke (11.9%); Crioullo (11.9%).
Portuguese and Portuguese Creole
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.
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.
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.