I have talked several times about why Europe is in need of missionaries and why I am going over there to do my part, but I thought it might help if I highlighted more specifically what is going on in each of the countries in Europe. So, my plan for the next year is to share some data with you all about one country in Europe every Monday. The data I will be getting will be from Operation World. Operation World is an evangelical Christian organization that is concerned about fulfilling the Great Commission. They have compiled information on every country in the world and I want to share it with you so you can be praying for Europe specifically. I will also be using a book put out by Greater Europe Mission called “Prayer for the Nations.” Inside the book it has a guide for each country that makes up Greater Europe. There is much more detail then I will share, but if you want a copy of the book for your own prayers please let me know and I will get you one.
Austria, the setting for the Sound of Music (which is how most people know this beautiful country) is home to 8,387,491 people, 6,925,551 (82.5%) Christians and a meager 40, 524 Evangelical Christians. According to Operation World, the total number of Christians is in decline every year by .4%, but the good news is that Evangelicals grow by 2.1% every year.
Pray that God will continue to use the Evangelikale Akademie, a ministry training school, to equip Austrians for church leadership. Pray for more Austrians to be drawn to this school so people will come to Christ and be discipled through them.
Pray for new initiatives to reach hundreds of thousands of unreached Austrian youth.