Malawi MW

475,035

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

61,749

Indicated decisions 2014

17.3 million

Population

11.9 million

Christians
3.1 million are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Malawi
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 17.91% (24th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 393.83% (22nd); Gospel Decisions to Visits- 13.00% (20th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    174/186
  • Internet Access

    2.23% (145th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Chewa-Sena (70.4%); Yawo (12.3%); Ngoni (7.8%); Central-Tanzania (4.8%); South Asian (0.7%); and many migrant peoples from Central/East Africa en route to South Africa.
  • Common Languages

    Chichewa and English
  • Economy

    The nation has a dense population with little development.
    Agriculture is the main revenue source, but droughts cause major issues.
    Widespread AIDS causes severe problems; There is high unemployment and poverty.
  • History / Politics

    Independence in 1964 from Great Britain, followed by a 30-year dictatorship.
    Multiparty elections started in 1994; Now is a stable and peaceful land in the midst of wars.
    Most recent elections were fair and focused on issues rather than ethnic or regional matters.
  • Spirituality

    Peace in the country allows missionaries to preach the Gospel.
    Most leaders in the country are church members.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the AIDS patients and the issues caused by high AIDS numbers.
    Praise for the freedom to evangelize and hold effective youth and prayer meetings.
    Pray for more Christian literature, so that more people will learn more about the Bible.
    Pray for more pastors and training for them, as the current schools cannot train enough.
    Pray that Muslims will be more open to the Gospel.

Note:

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