For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.
- Stats for Kuwait
Top 25 Stats
Internet Access- 86.86% (15th); Gospel Visits to Population- 32.02% (7th); Gospel Visits to non-Evangelicals- 32.44% (10th); Gospel Decisions to Population- 1.68% (15th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.70% (16th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Kuwaiti (35%); Foreign Arab (22%); Bidoon (4%); Other groups (39% of population includes South Asian, Filipino, Iranian, Western Chinese, Others).
Nation made wealthy by oil, with up to 10% of world’s oil reserves; Total dependence on oil. Foreigners comprise most of labor force; Most are Arabs or Asians who leave their family to work in Kuwait. Many of the laborers are lonely and unjustly treated.
History / Politics
Independence in 1961 from Great Britain; Now is a constitutional monarchy. The Sheik and his family exercise great control of country; Nation is a Western ally. Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, and the U.N. sent troops to free Kuwait. Tensions exist over modern and traditional ways of life; Islamist activity increases. Young people feel frustrated from limited opportunities and are bored.
Kuwaiti church continues to grow; Most Christians have to stay underground. One hundred years of medical missions has given foreign Christians a good reputation. Evangelism of Muslims is illegal, but there are still many opportunities here with workers.
Pray for continued growth of the church and for safety for Christians from persecution. Pray that Christ’s name will continue to be glorified through medical missionaries. Pray for evangelism of the many workers who come from other countries.