Prayer Points

  1. Pray for Gospel-driven reconciliation, healing, and forgiveness across deeply fractured ethnic lines.
  2. Pray for God's power to transform those practicing witchcraft, spiritism, and Rastafarianism.
  3. Pray for multiplying churches among the Hindu and Muslim populations.

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About Guyana

An up and coming destination for eco-tourism, the extravagant beauty of Guyana lures explorers from around the world. Lavish tropical rain forests blanket more than 80% of this South American nation that has remained largely untouched. The northern coastline, where 90% of the population dwells, is well developed and radically different from the dense interior forests.

Originally inhabited by native tribes, Guyana experienced Dutch colonization towards the end of the 16th century. Under Dutch rule, many African slaves were imported to farm sugar plantations, and today one third of Guyana’s population is of African descent. In 1796, the British obtained control of Guyana and ruled for nearly 150 years. The British abolition of slavery created a large shortage of workers, and in response, thousands of indentured servants were brought from India to work the plantations. Between 1952 and 1970, Guyana established a constitution, became an independent member of the British Commonwealth, and elected a president. With political independence, though, came unfortunate racial tensions; African and Indian descendants compose the largest ethnic blocks and continually vie for political control.

Dominated by atheist thought until the 1980’s, Guyana has been ignited by Christianity in recent decades, and many Guyanese have become open to the Gospel, especially those in minority ethnic groups. However, the Church is in desperate need of unity, as ethnic congregations struggle to collaborate inter denominationally. Increased partnerships among churches could radically affect the outreach to Hindu and growing Islamic communities. Religious syncretism, witchcraft, and Rastafarian-ism also challenge the advancement of the Gospel, and workers are desperately needed among these deceived communities. Pray for the formation of effective Christian ministries who spread the Good News to every tribe and tongue in Guyana.

Population

794,099

Population In Unreached People Groups

0.5%

Population

794,099

Major People Groups
  • East Indian
  • African Descent
  • Mixed
  • Indigenous
  • Other
Population In Unreached People Groups

0.5%

Religion
  • Protestant
  • Hindu
  • Other Christian
  • Roman Catholic
  • Muslim
  • None
  • Jehovah's Witness
  • Other
  • Rastafarian

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  • Capital City

    Georgetown

  • Government

    Parliamentary Republic

  • Language

    English, Guyanese Creole, Amerindian Languages, Indian Languages, Chinese

  • GDP Per Capita

    $35,600

  • Literacy Rate

    88.8%

Data sources.

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