About Central African Republic

Central African Republic is a landlocked country in Central Africa that is mainly desert in the northern region and rainforest in the southern region. In the north, the climate is a moist savanna climate and the south hosts an equatorial forest zone. During the rainy season, heavy rainstorms occur almost daily. Central African Republic supposedly has ended the internal war, but the fighting continues to erupt.... The nation is not at rest. Rich in diamonds, gold, oil and uranium, Central African Republic (CAR) has one of the world's poorest populations. The Central African Republic relies heavily on its exports, of which the most important are timber, diamonds, cotton, and coffee. Despite the country’s wealth of water resources, it still needs petroleum imports to produce energy. No modern health care facilities exist outside the capital of CAR, which itself has only one major hospital. But this hospital is even below standards for minimal care. The distribution of medicine is extremely difficult given the inadequate transportation system. Back in December 2013, over 500,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to violence. Insecurity continues to plague this nation, even areas that were not previously affected. Thousands of people walk for weeks and hide in the forests desperate for safety. Many times these people have nothing to eat or drink. Malnutrition rates have skyrocketed due to the unrest within this nation. Many people lack even basic survival assistance. Food, health, shelter, water and sanitation are all primary concerns for many of these people. Agriculture continues to be the backbone of the economy though, with the vast majority of the population relying on farming for their livelihoods. However, the ongoing conflict has also made that difficult as armed groups have taken over villages, leaving some to collect and sell firewood for survival.

What's Happening in Central African Republic

Pray for peace in CAR. In the midst of chaos, the church is being revived, partly through the use of Live School in host churches using it. Because of the war, vast territories within CAR need to be re-evangelized with the true Gospel.  Everywhere we go, God goes before us and sets things up for “GREATER IMPACT.”  We have seen a great response from this nation...Though most of CAR is Christian, it is really in "name" only.  However, the harvest is RIPE in CAR not only with the so-called reached but with the unreached as well.  Most of the Church has neglected CAR, and there is still fighting in parts of the country from the war that seems to linger in places. There is a lot of work to do, but God is moving in a mighty way throughout Central African Republic.

**Our country statistics are provided by Joshua Projects at joshuaproject.net

Please Pray for Central African Republic

Pray for the recent political stability to remain and continued development of the economy. Pray against looting of mineral resources. Pray for the spiritual awakening of the Church and the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

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