Lesotho LS

148,098

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

16,004

Indicated decisions 2014

2.1 million

Population

1.9 million

Christians
253,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Lesotho
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 89.62% (13th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 67.32% (24th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 1282.23% (4th); Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 158.65% (17th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 7.27% (19th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 145.49% (3rd); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 17.14% (14th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Non-religious
  • Human Development Index

    162/187
  • Internet Access

    5.25% (135th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Basotho (81%); Zulu (up to 15%).
  • Common Languages

    Sesotho, English
  • Economy

    Based on agriculture, livestock, manufacturing, mining, and pay from emigrant workers.
    Mainly trades with South Africa, the country it is completely surrounded by.
    One of the world’s poorest countries, with family issues, unemployment, and limited water.
    The country is mountainous and has few roads.
  • History / Politics

    Gained independence from Britain in 1966.
    Is a constitutional monarchy; Democracy has now matured after decades of instability.
    AIDS is among the highest in the world at 23%.
  • Spirituality

    Has high percentage of Christians, but frustrations with poverty and poor infrastructure.
    Animist practices continue, such as ancestor worship, curses/charms, and use of magic.
    There are many Christians, but the country does not often act in a Christian manner.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the churches continue to grow and that new churches are planted.
    A deep revival is needed to address the AIDS problem and other chronic issues.

Note:

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