Sunday, March 4, 2012
Global Awareness--Ivory Coast
This is a continuing series of posts from recent talks to the student ministry of our church.
Population: 21.5 million
Life Expectancy: 56.8 years
*Source: Operation World by Jason Mandryk
Challenges for Prayer
-Many Ivory Coast residents continue to practice traditional religions, including ancestor worship. Even a number of Christians in the country continue to hold on to some of their animistic beliefs. Pray that the nation will see that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.
Knowledge and understanding of the Bible
-The number of theological institutions has grown over the years, but there is still a great need for Church leaders to be properly trained in the Scriptures. Pray that the Word of God would be taught in the Ivory Coast.
-Recent civil wars have lead division in the country. Although not as bad as it was in the early 2000's, there is still a need for peace and stability in the country.
Ivory Coast is one of the largest producers of cocoa beans. Remember to pray for the people of the Ivory Coast when you eat something that contains chocolate.