Kingdom of eSwatini


Population: 1.2 million
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Geography:

  • Total area: 17,364 sq km, slightly smaller than Slovenia.
  • Small landlocked enclave between Mozambique and South Africa

Religious Diversity

  • 84.68% Christian
  • 12.20% Ethnoreligionist
  • 1.50% Non-religious
  • 1.00% Muslim
  • 0.48% Baha’i
  • 0.14% Hindu

2prayClaim the scriptural promise of Philippians 1:6 as you pray for Eswatini!

Praise and prayer requests:

  • Thank God for His protection for our staff members during the pandemic and political unrest.
  • Pray for peace and stability.  Many have lost their lives, over 100 have been amputated. Many businesses and properties have been burned.  
  • Thank God for the ministry partners and volunteers who have been consistent. Pray for their continued commitment. 
  • Praise God for the 10 day prayer and fasting by students, staff members, and volunteers earlier this month.
  • Thank God for seeing 1,002 people give their lives to Christ last year.
  • Praise God for the growth of our student leaders who have been actively involved in sharing the gospel and intentionally discipling other students.
  • Pray for reaching additional campuses with the Gospel this year
  • Praise God for JESUS Film volunteers who demonstrated much enthusiasm showing the JESUS Film and ”Walking with Jesus” films in Manzini region.
  • Pray our Global Church Movement team, going through Multiply Churches and Communities trainings in Lavumisa this month.
  • Pray for all our ministry teams as they make strategic plans for this year.
  • Pray for more JESUS Film partnerships with teachers, TV stations, churches and other like-minded organizations.
  • Pray our staff teams will discover and develop additional ministry partners. Ongoing political unrest has negatively affected ministry partner increases.
  • Ask the LORD of the harvest to send more staff members and volunteers into our mission field.

Thank you for praying. 

Prayers: 973

  • African independent churches have gained a following of over half the population especially among men.  Their beliefs  range from an evangelical theological position to a high degree of compromise with polygamy, witchcraft, ancestor veneration and appeasement sacrifices.
  • The large "Zionist" movement strongly emphasizes both Pentecostal gifts and traditional African spiritual customs.  Pray these groups might be shaped by Scripture and directed by the Holy Spirit.  Pray also for increased interaction between Zion and evangelical churches; this will teach and benefit both groups.