Sierra Leone SL

247,187

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

30,188

Indicated decisions 2014

6.3 million

Population

769,000

Christians
229,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Sierra Leone
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 202.94% (11th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 24.78% (9th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    183/187
  • Internet Access

    1.49% (152nd)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Atlantic (38.4%); Mande (32.1%); Krio/Creole (11.4%); Malinke (8.3%); Fulbe (4.8%); Susu (3.2%).
  • Common Languages

    English, Krio (Creole)
  • Economy

    Country has a lot of natural resources, such as diamonds, gold, titanium, and iron.
    Has good farmland for cocoa and coffee and good fishing on the coast.
    Conflicts led to collapse of the economy and need for economic aid from foreign nations.
    Unemployment is high at 80% and there is widespread poverty.
    Has been world's poorest country for 10 years, with high infant mortality and diseases.
  • History / Politics

    Nation was founded in 1787 as a home for freed slaves.
    Liberian civil war caused violence in 1990 and led to governmental collapse.
    Followed by military coups and guerrilla warfare over the diamonds in the southeast.
    British intervened and defeated the rebels; democracy was restored in 2002.
    Recent Ebola epidemic caused further disruption.
    The Truth and Reconciliation Commission helped bring fighters back to their homes.
    Corruption and stability continue to be an issue.
  • Spirituality

    Christian workers helped rebuild the country and minister to the many hurting people.
    Secret societies and the occult have led to the evil and greed of the society.
    Christians need to have a purer walk with the Lord and avoid occult practices.
    Pray for the orphans, former child soldiers, slaves, rape victims, and other victims.
    More Christian leaders are needed to change the Muslim culture.
  • Prayers

    Pray for the Christian workers and healthcare workers ministering in the nation.
    Pray for higher integrity and purer lives by the Christians in the nation.
    Pray for the Lord to raise up more Christian leaders.

Note:

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