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Timor-Leste was a Portuguese colony from the mid-sixteenth century until 28 November 1975 when it declared its independence. Nine days later, it was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces who conducted a campaign of ‘pacification’, claiming the lives of 100,000+ individuals. The nation regained its autonomy following a referendum in 1999.

Country Facts
  • Region: South East Asia
  • Capital: Dili
  • Population: 1.2 million
  • Area: 14,874 km2
  • Religions: Roman Catholic 86%, ethnic religions 8.6%, Protestant 4%
  • Languages: Tetum and Portueguese (official), Indonesian and English (working languages), approximately 32 indigenous languages

Missionaries In Timor-Leste

Chris and Grace Adams

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Christopher and Julie Dean

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Prayer Points

  • Pray for the growth of God's Church in Timor-Leste.

  • Pray that Timorese people, burdened by oppression and religious and social obligations, would come to find true hope, life and rest in Jesus Christ.