Togo TG

259,133

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

27,540

Indicated decisions 2014

7.2 million

Population

3.1 million

Christians
723,000 are evangelical

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

  • Stats for Togo
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim.
  • Human Development Index

    166/187
  • Internet Access

    4.57% (136th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Guinnean (47.4%; mostly southern); Gur (45.5%; mostly northern); Yoruba (4.4%); Fulani (1.2%).
  • Common Languages

    French.
  • Economy

    Mainly an agricultural economy with coffee and cocoa the most important crops.
    Able to support the population on food grown within the country.
    Poor financial management has caused the standard of living to decline since 1990.
    Poverty leading to 300,000 unwanted children, human trafficking, and prostitution.
  • History / Politics

    Was a colony of Germany (1884-1914), then France; Independence occurred in 1960.
    One party rule from 1967 until democracy in 1992.
    After death of the ruler for 38 years in 2005, a military coup placed his son as president.
    Violent protests  occur every election year due to rigged votes, but son is still president.
    Country continues to be unstable with central Gur tribe dominating southern Guinnean.
  • Spirituality

    The church was stagnant from 1960-1990, but has grown since with African missionaries.
    There are too few workers for the church planting, discipleship, education, and Youth.
    Dark powers oppose the Gospel through secret societies among Ewe, Fon, and others.
    Many Christians join in the animistic and voodoo practices of traditional religions.
    Togo and Benin have the highest percent of unevangelized who follow traditional religions.
    Muslims control the marketplace and education; Funds come from oil-rich Arab countries.
  • Prayers

    Pray that newer and older churches will work together in unity.
    Pray that the Lord would break through the secret societies and have members convert.
    Pray that the Lord would oppose the wealth of Islamists and show the true faith to people.

Note:

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