Republic of Botswana

Population: 1.9 million
Gabarone, Botswana


  • Total area 581,730 sq km a little larger than France
  • The Kalahari Desert covers 80% of the country.  Dry and prone to severe droughts

Religious Diversity:

  • 67% Christian
  • 32% Ethnoreligionist
  • 1% Non-religious/other

2prayClaim the scriptural promise of Ephesians 6:18 as you pray for Botswana.

Praise and prayer requests:

  • We celebrate the Lord for a new year, with new hope.
  • Praise God for Botswana Television (BTV) airing the films “The Story of Jesus For Children” in Setswana and “Magdalena” produced by the Jesus Film Project to portray Jesus’ life from the perspective of Mary Magdalene. These were broadcast over the Christmas holidays.
  • Please pray for renewal in faith, hope and love for God as staff team, students, alumni and ministry partners face this new year.
  • Pray and thank the LORD for this thriving partnership with BTV to continue, especially during this time of lockdown.
  • Please pray for ministry expansion even to other towns.

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Prayers: 966

The Tswana were the first Bantu people in Africa to respond to the gospel; several tribes turned to God in the 19th Century through the London Missionary Society from England. Other missions followed. Today, the majority of Tswana are Christian in name. Sadly, there is widespread immorality, drunkenness and a breakdown of the traditional family structure, including a high proportion of illegitimate children. Pray for a reversal of the moral decline and for renewal among the Tswana.