Tunisia

Map showing Tunisia

Location: Mediterranean coast of North Africa, east of Algeria, west of Libya

Capital city: Tunis

Population: 10.7 million

People: 98 percent Arab, 2 percent European, Jewish and other

Religion: 98 percent Muslim, 1 percent Christian, 1 percent Jewish and other

Point of interest: Tunisia was home to a strong Christian church during Roman times. Before Rome adopted the Christian faith, many were martyred at the amphitheatre at Carthage, which is a modern-day suburb of Tunis.

Christianity: There are at least three or four hundred believers from a Muslim background in Tunisia. Significant growth has been seen in the last ten to twenty years, resulting from special, focused prayer initiatives.

Mission work: Tunisia has a number of workers, who seek to make disciples and strengthen the faith of existing ones.

Prayer requests:

  1. Pray that in the long-term Tunisia’s 2011 revolution would bring positive change to the nation. Pray for those in leadership – including interim president Moncef Marzouki and prime minister Ali Larayedh – to have wisdom as they move the country forward.
  2. Pray for the Tunisian church to strengthen and mature. Pray for unity among its believers and boldness for believers as they share with family members and friends.
  3. Pray for the Holy Spirit to be working in people’s hearts, preparing them for a revelation of Christ. Ask that many more would have dreams and visions of Jesus!

We also recommend the following Prayercast video, pray4tunisia.com and operationworld.org.

Statistics and other sources of information: CIA World Factbook