Hey, Y’all! Welcome back to Life of Heritage Corner! I’m so excited to share about this particular Missions Spotlight because I knew someone whose family was from Guyana! It’s fun when you have some kind of connection! Anyways! Time to get into our spotlight! Hope you enjoy!
Country: Republic of Guyana
Continent: South America
Population: 782,766 (2019)
Largest City: Georgetown
Motto: One People, One Nation, One Destiny
National Anthem: Dear Land of Guyana of Rivers and Plains
Current Leader: Ifraan Ali
Bordering Countries: Suriname, Brazil, and Venezuela
Religions: Pentecostal (22.8%); Seventh-Day Adventist (5.4%); Anglican (5.2%); Methodist (1.4%); Jehovah’s Witnesses (1.3%); Roman Catholic (7.1%); Christians (Not sure what all they consider Christian) (20.8%); Hindu (24.8%); Muslim (6.8%); Other (2.6%); None (3.1%). Approx. 79% of the population is involved in false religion, and probably more have never heard a clear Gospel presentation from the Bible.
Animals of Interest: Jaguars, Arapaima (freshwater fish), Harpy Eagles, Giant Anteater, Giant River Otter, Black Caimans (alligator family), and Capybara, just to name a few!
Famous Foods: Curry (chicken, beef, lamb); Metamgee (a dumpling dish made from cornflour, yams, plantains, eddos root and cassava, cooked in coconut milk and grated coconut); Pepperpot (a stew famous for its hot peppers and spices, cooked with Beef and yucca); Garlic Pork; Plantain Chips.
Fun Facts: Guyana is home to the rarest type of Otter, the Giant River Otter! It’s also the home of the largest scaled freshwater fish! Guyana is the only South American country with English as its official language!
Missionaries: (Subject to Additions!)
Prayer Requests: Pray that the light of the Gospel will reach this nation. FBN has been heard in this country, so please pray that God will bless the broadcast and that the Guyanese 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 Guyana! Encourage your family to pray for them and perhaps send them a note of encouragement!
Have a blessed week!
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