Republic of Mauritius

Population: 1.3 million
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Geography: 

  • Total area: 2,040 sq km, about the size of Luxembourg.
  • Located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

Religious Diversity

  • 48.60% Hindu
  • 32.71% Christian
  • 17.02% Muslim
  • 0.42% Non-religious
  • 0.40% Baha’i
  • 0.33% Chinese
  • 0.32% Buddhist
  • 0.20% Sikh

Claim this scriptural promise Jeremiah 29:12 as you pray for Mauritius!

Praise and prayer requests:

  • Pray for our senior staff member’s wife who was flown to South Africa for urgent surgery for tumor in her head. Pray for God’s divine intervention and healing. 
  • Her husband is the head leader in the squatter camp of Malherbes. Please pray for extra strength and grace for those who will now oversee the ministry in his absence.
  • We will host a leader’s training for those working in the squatter camp. Pray for an empowerment program to help fund key leaders and volunteers.
  • Pray for the economy of Mauritius and smaller Rodrigues. So many people have lost their jobs since Covid-19 and now a giant oil spill from a wrecked Japanese tanker has caused the worst ecological disaster in Mauritius history. It has destroyed the pristine waters and the shore and over 500 fishermen are out of work.
  • The administration is struggling to solve the problem. Pray for peace, as many are angry with the government. 
  • Please pray for physical and spiritual health for new staff members as they discover and develop needed ministry partners.
  • Pray for the team leader as they apply to be a foster-care family. 
  • Pray God will bless pilot project, PIERS SELFCARE MODEL (Bringing Hope Changing Lives) the aim is reaching and bless our world.
  • Praise God for two new members to the JESUS Film Project team. They are willing to take further responsibility.
  • We praise God both our Student Led Movement and Global Church Movement have been fruitful, seeing students discipled online and one online church planted.
  • Praise the LORD for church leaders who were trained virtually during the lockdown. They established virtual small groups on Zoom, church services and prayer.

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Prayers: 345

  • Freedom of religion is compromised by a strong tendency for Indianization and by implication, Hinduism at the expense of Muslims and Christians.  All religious and missionary activity directed to evangelizing Hindus or Muslims is regarded with disfavor.
  • Among evangelicals, growth is most rapid within the charismatic groups.  Other evangelicals and independent house groups experience modest growth, but not without opposition. Subtle discrimination when applying for official permits - and more open hostility when sharing the gospel - are common.