Benin is a small West African country in-between Togo and Burkina Faso. It has a population of around 11 million souls with the large majority near the coast of the Atlantic ocean. French is largely the most common language spoken with Fon, Yoruba, Fula, and Bariba making up the national languages.
Benin is a tropical nation that is dependent on farming and exports a large amount of cotton and palm oil. Many villagers also farm to make their living. Fishing on the coast is also a popular profession.
Benin is a country that has been taken advantage of by many foreign countries. They have been enslaved both in their own country and exported all over the world. Many families have been displaced and many of the people have immigrated to other countries.
The “Christianity” that is there is mostly catholic and mixed with traditional religions and while Islam is growing, there are very few churches who preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
What the people of Benin need more than anything is the hope, peace, love and joy that only Jesus Christ can provide. Will you commit to praying that the Lord of the harvest will raise up more laborers to send into the rich harvest fields of Benin?
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