The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
Guatemala is a Central American nation on the southern border of Mexico. It
has rugged mountains and deep jungles. The economy is predominantly agricul
tural, with coffee being the major export.
Guatemala was once the center
of the highly advanced Maya civilization. Throughout its modern history as
an independent state it has been controlled by a series of dictatorships and
military governments. Since the 1960's Guatemala has been troubled by a
bloody guerilla civil war, during which the government has developed a
blatant record of human rights abuses. The situation has improved slightly
in the 1990's.
For over 100 years Guatemala has had separation of church
and state, and evangelicals have experienced astounding growth in numbers,
now making up nearly a third of the population.
|For further information and specific prayer points for Guatemala,
look up the book
"Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone.
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