Operation World CD-ROM
"When man works, man
works. When man prays, God works."
Operation World was
written for two main purposes:
1. To inform for prayer. The
layout of Operation World both in book form as well as the CD-ROM version is in
the form of a prayer diary, with a section of prayer requests assigned for each
day of the year. A new feature in this edition is a section, for most countries,
on answers to prayer over the past decade, for example:
Answers to Prayer (Albania)
dictator, Enver Hoxhas, proud boast of eliminating all religion in 1967
has been overturned with over 74% of the population claiming a faith in God
freedom was declared in the 1998 constitution despite strong efforts to limit
it by the four traditional communities
Every town and city now has a group of evangelical believers
Tirana was built to propagate atheism. TWR now broadcasts from this station 80
2. To mobilize for witness.
Information and relevant statistics are given to channel that witness to the least
reached parts and peoples of our world. For many Christians this book is their
only source of global information. Earlier editions of the book have become an
essential resource for the growing missions movement around the world - in a particular
way this has been true of the non-English editions.
World is being used by hundreds of thousands of Christians around the world, from
intercessors, to pastors, to seminary professors.
you are an intercessor with a passion
to see the completion of the Great Commission by means of prayer so powerful that
Satan is crushed in lives and nations, that captives are finally released from
bondage, that revival breaks out around the world, that Jesus is lifted up and
that God's kingdom literally comes to earth, Operation World CD-ROM will encourage,
empower and equip you to stand in the gap for the nations.
you are a church pastor, prayer
leader, or a Sunday school
Operation World CD-ROM is a valuable resource for your ministry.
you are a high school teacher, or a college,
seminary or graduate school professor of missions, world religion,
geography, social studies, anthropology, economics or political science, Operation
World CD-ROM is an outstanding source of relevant, up-to-date information in an
If you are
a mission agency leader, a
missionary, a missions pastor,
or missions researcher, Operation World
CD-ROM is a resource that will assist you in strategic planning, reporting and
research by giving access to a vast amount of church and missions data.
- Use it as a prayer guide, following the running calendar, perhaps taking
only one or two items which the Holy Spirit lays on your heart. Mark items covered
in prayer and then later make note of God's answers. Those of special significance
are indicated by a highlighted prayer number.
- Use it in connection
with current events to guide intercession. When news comes of major events
in a far-off land, find out the spiritual dimensions and turn secular news into
- Use it together with other information, such
as prayer letters, mission magazines and Internet websites. Often the wider context
is missing. This tool will give depth and perspective.
- Use the information
in your family to promote a desire to pray globally with understanding. You
could read a small section at the meal table and pray for the country of the day,
or use the book as a source of informative fun and quiz games.
of daily summary page:
Prayer leader, Sunday
Missions and prayer for the world should
be at the heart of every fellowship. Operation World can help to give praise and
prayer points that stimulate this.
- Use prayer items during
the intercessory period in worship services
your prayer meetings and stimulate more informed prayer for the world
and for your mission outreach by incorporating the information in Operation World
- Improve your missions presentations using the full-color
maps and diagrams which can be printed on paper or overhead transparencies.
quotes from relevant sections of the CD-ROM in your church publications to
gain interest and stimulate prayer. (Please quote the source!)
the information in classes for all ages to teach about missions and
to pray for missionaries in an informed way.
Religions in Nigeria:
High school teacher,
College, Seminary, or Graduate School Professor
the prayer calendar feature to raise global awareness. Some Bible schools
have made praying through the book a core component of their course. Instructors
have used it for teaching on missions - many Christians have been led into specific
missionary service as a result.
- Provide relevant, up-to-date information
for classroom teaching using the available geographical, cultural, economic,
political and religious data for every country and region in the world.
and print larger, full-color versions of the maps and charts. All the maps
and charts in this book have been recreated in larger, full-color formats on the
CD. These, as well as additional country maps and flags of each country, can be
easily printed onto paper or overhead transparency film, or incorporated into
your own computer slideshow or other graphics applications.
your own customized versions of Operation World text. Within generous limits,
you may "copy and paste" portions of the text and graphics into other
documents; reformat, print and distribute for Christian ministry use.
copied, pasted and edited from Operation World CD-ROM)
POPULATION: (2000) 22,720,000 +2.93%AGR
CAPITAL: Kabul 2,700,000
10-31% (much lower for women)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: Pashto (used by 50% of population), Dari (Afghan
Persian, 35%). All languages 50.
LANGUAGES WITH SCRIPTURES: 2 New Testament; 3portions
ECONOMY: Shattered by 22 years of war. The most lucrative agricultural
crop is now opium (Afghanistan is the world's largest producer) which has
paid for weapons for the warring factions.
agency leader, Missionary,
Missions pastor, Missions
- Take it with you wherever you go.
The CD can be easily shipped or carried internationally (a single CD is far smaller
than the printed book). And you may even load the entire Operation World CD onto
your laptop computer to travel with you.
- Access powerful search tools
for pulling together, exporting and printing related information. Quickly find
all occurrences of any desired word. Similar to a computer concordance, the CD
is fully word-searchable.
- Do in-depth analysis of the church
and missions situation - with a tremendous amount of additional information and
statistics on every country. The WEC International Research Office collects vastly
more data than appears in the Operation World book. On the CD, much of this additional
data has been formatted into additional reports and tables for you. If you want
to go still deeper, Windows users may view the full research database (with some
data altered for security reasons) utilizing the same software as was used to
develop the book. You may also analyze the data using your own database manager
or spreadsheet (incorporating portions of the data into your own applications),
since the database is available as individual .dbf tables.
- Create your
own customized versions of Operation World text. Within generous limits, you
may "copy and paste" portions of the text and graphics into other documents;
reformat, print and distribute for Christian ministry use.
and print full-color versions of the maps and charts. All the maps and charts
in this book have been recreated in larger, full-color formats on the CD. These,
as well as additional country maps and flags of each country, can be easily printed
onto paper or overhead transparency film, or incorporated into your own computer
slideshow or other graphics applications.
- Access broader information.
The CD includes additional Web links not found in the book. If you have an Internet
connection, you can simply click on any link to go the referenced websites for
- Start each day with a simple daily summary, automatically
opened when the CD starts up, giving you today's prayer requests along with background
information. Click on any item in the summary to take you to the greater detail
in the full Operation World text.
- So easy to use! If you've ever
used the World Wide Web, you already know how to use the Operation World CD. The
content is viewed using popular Web browser software (included on the CD).
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