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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pray for Every Nation: Cape Verde and the Cayman Islands

This series is based on the Radical Experiment by David Platt. You can find more information about my decision to join here. If you would like to participate, please let me know with a comment or email and feel free to grab the button on my sidebar. I hope this journey will enrich your prayer life as much as it does mine!

The two sets of islands we are praying for today are quite different from one another concerning their beliefs in Christianity.

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Cape Verde consists of fifteen separate islands off the coast of west Africa. Poverty runs rampant due to a poorly developed economy and government. Most of the population are Catholic, but many are still influenced by various superstitions and tribal magic. 

Although the official language is Portuguese, the majority of islanders speak Creole, which is a difficult language to find in Christian literature.

Here are a few prayers requests for Cape Verde:
  • Relief will come to the impoverished islanders, whether through outside sources or internal Christians.
  • Ministers of the gospel will break the people of their superstitious tribalism and give them the only source of truth.
  • Literature would be translated into a language they can understand.

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Three islands, south of Cuba, make up what is called the Cayman Islands, or Caymans. Instead of extreme poverty, the Cayman culture is materialistic, due to tourism and many off-shore bank accounts opened on the islands.

But amid this influence on society, many evangelical churches are still rising in popularity. The country's flag even boasts part of Psalm 24, recognizing the strong Christian heritage of the Caymans.

Praise the Lord for a continued interest in the gospel!


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