ANTIGUA & BARBUDA
About Antigua & Barbuda
The former British colony of Antigua and Barbuda became an independent nation in 1981. Slavery was abolished in 1834, however the island remains stratified socially, with Afro-Antiguans and Barbudans at the bottom of this division. Tourism is the main driver of the island’s economy, with the finance sector following behind. In 2010-2012 the global recession and subsequent decline in tourism devastated the local economy. The majority of the population identifies as Christian, although these numbers are declining and many Christians have become complacent towards sin.
Problems to be solved
Money laundering, drug dealing, violence and immortality.
Complacency in the Church towards sin.
Pray for Christians to act as agents of God’s love to victims of violence and other crimes.
Pray for wisdom and discernment for those in leadership as they deal with crime.
Signs of hope
Most of the population still identify as Christian
There are two Christian radio stations with the potential to edify believers and reach the unreached.
(Source: Operation World, 2017).