In Focus: Bahamas




This popular tourist destination needs a revival. It is surrounded by beauty, but may the youth learn to set their hearts on the One who made all things for us to enjoy.

Name: The Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Area: 14,000 sq km

An archipelago of 700 coral islands between Florida and Cuba. Forty are inhabited.

Population: 345,736

Capital: Nassau

Urbanites: 84.1%

HDI Rank: 52 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples: 10 (10% unreached)

Official language: English

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion Pop % Ann Growth
Christians 327,239 94.65 1.1
Evangelicals 124,174 35.9 2.5

Answer to Prayer

Thank God for the strong Christian legacy and the public faith of many political leaders. Pray for the unifying work of the Bahamas Christian Council, which represents the majority of churches in the islands, and for the increasing influence of the National Day of Prayer.

Challenge for Prayer

The younger generation is increasingly out of touch with and alienated from traditional church culture. Specific efforts to reach, disciple and integrate them into the larger body of Christ are needed.




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