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  1. Pray for churches to be united in making disciples among all people groups.
  2. Pray for freedom from corruption, drug trafficking, and ancient spiritual strongholds.
  3. Pray for God to provide community and security for migrant workers and their families.

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About Mexico

Mexico is a unique combination of ancient indigenous traditions and thriving modern cities. Handcrafted works of art, picturesque beaches, and the temple-pyramids of ancient empires all make this nation truly remarkable in its cultural and natural beauty. Known for their strong national and regional pride, as well as familial bonds, the Mexican people are a diverse mix of Amerindian, Mestizo, and European descent. The same diversity is evident among the breathtaking plateaus, lush rainforests, vast mountain ranges, and picturesque plains that make Mexico a top tourist destination.

Even with a reformed and growing free-market economy and developing middle class, the nation faces serious concerns with wide socio-economic disparity, poor job conditions for over half its workers, and high underemployment. Years of political conflicts, rampant corruption, and marginalization of Amerindian peoples continue to hold Mexico in bondage. This is the second most violent country in the world, with one of the highest kidnapping rates. Drug trafficking cartels and the resulting gang violence have left tens of thousands dead, with over 20,000 homicides in 2016 alone. Fear and police corruption have hindered any lasting solutions. Neglected rural areas, massive urban shanty towns, and rampant poverty present huge social challenges. In addition, thousands of mainly Central American refugees flee north through Mexico in the hope of crossing into the United States. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes have killed thousands. Over 15,000 children – often known as “rat children” – live in deplorable conditions on the streets and in the sewers of Mexico City. To cope, many inhale a harmful solvent that numbs their pain and helps them forget. It is also estimated that 14% of the adult population suffers from diabetes, the leading cause of death in Mexico.

Ninety-five percent of Mexicans identify as Christian. Many are cultural Catholics and blend Christianity with traditional pagan beliefs. There remains a great need for this Christian majority to replace cultural faith with a vibrant and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Although Protestantism is increasingly accepted – about 8% are evangelical – they have faced widespread persecution and violence from organized crime, corrupt officials, and even their own families. This is particularly prevalent in southern states such as Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Guerrero when individuals refuse to participate in pagan rituals. Even so, the Evangelical Church is growing and stands in great need of discipleship, sound Biblical doctrine, and strong Christian leadership.

Population

130,739,927

Population In Unreached People Groups

0.1%

Population

130,739,927

Major People Groups
  • Mestizo
  • Predominantly Indigenous
  • Other
  • Indigenous
Population In Unreached People Groups

0.1%

Religion
  • Roman Catholic
  • Protestant/evangelical Christian
  • Unaffiliated
  • Other

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  • Capital City

    Mexico City

  • Government

    Federal Presidential Republic

  • Language

    Spanish Only, Spanish And Indigenous Languages, Indigenous Only, Unspecified; Note - Indigenous Languages Include Various Mayan, Nahuatl, And Other Regional Languages

  • GDP Per Capita

    $20,300

  • Literacy Rate

    95.2%

Data sources.

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