Located directly in central Africa, the country is composed of 80 different ethnic groups. The official languages are French and Sango, which is a trade language used by most of the population. They have 48% literacy. Rich in natural resources and minerals, diamonds account for 55% of the exports, though most of the working population are farmers. 76% are Christian and 14% Muslim, with tribal ethnoreligion making up the rest. The national church seems to be emerging as a witness and service to the people. National missionaries and agencies are on the increase, indigenous-led ministries are springing up, and Bible translation in mother tongues and literacy in the churches are also progressing. Half of the population is under the age […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.