Happy January, and welcome to our Eighth missions’ spotlight! The Falkland Islands are our first 2021 focus country, and I hope you enjoy our little trip to this South American nation! So, without further ado, let’s take off!
Country: Falkland Island (a territory of the United Kingdom)
Continent: South America
Largest City: Stanley (2,213)
Motto: Desire the Right
National Anthem: God Save the Queen
Current Leader: Barry Rowland (under Queen Elizabeth)
Bordering Countries: None
Religions: 57.2% Christian; 10% Catholic; 31.5% Non-affiliated or did not answer the survey; 1.3% Other. Nearly 75% of the population is involved in false religion, and probably more have never heard a clear Gospel presentation from the Bible.
Animals of Interest: There are 5 species of Penguins on Falkland! Gentoo, King, Macaroni, Magellanic, and Rockhopper!
Famous Foods: Because England owns this country, Fish and Chips (fries) are popular on the Island! Diddle Dee Berry Jelly is a popular condiment. Seafood and mutton are popular on the Island, but because the country is part of England, they don’t appear to have many recipes of their own. Am I wrong? Drop a comment below and share about Falkland Cuisine!
Fun Facts: 740 Islands make up the Falkland Islands, but combined, they are only Connecticut’s size! They have their own currency and are financially independent of Britain in everything but their defense services. The Penguin News is the only weekly paper in the nation! There are no chain restaurants on the islands!
Missionaries: (Subject to Additions!)
Prayer Requests: Pray that the light of the Gospel will reach this nation. I’m not sure if FBN is heard in this country, so please pray that God will bless the broadcast and that the Falkland people will hear the Gospel. And above all, pray for laborers to go and serve!
Don’t forget to check your list of missionaries at your church for Missionaries to the Falkland Islands! Encourage your family to pray for them and perhaps send them a note of encouragement!
Writing Prompt: Know any fun facts about Falkland? Do you have any missionaries to the Islands your church supports?
Have a blessed week!
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