Country: Latvia

Number of People Groups

30

People Groups Unreached

6

Total Population

2,040,000

Unreached Population

10,000

% Christian Adherent

59.7%

% Evangelical

5.7 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (59.7%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Armenian 2,300 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Azerbaijani, North 1,500 Azerbaijani, North Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bashkir 300 Bashkort Islam 7.0 % 0.4 %
 Belarusian 61,000 Belarusan Christianity 66.0 % 1.3 %
 Bulgarian 300 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Chuvash 800 Chuvash Christianity 35.0 % 0.2 %
Deaf Unknown Latvian Sign Language Christianity 60.0 % 1.0 %
 Estonian 1,800 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 45.0 % 4.9 %
 Georgian 900 Georgian Christianity 85.0 % 1.5 %
 German 2,700 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 300 Greek Christianity 94.0 % 0.4 %
 Jew, Eastern Yiddish-Speaking 700 Yiddish, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Jew, Latvian 5,700 Latvian, Standard E Ethnic Religions 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Karelian 300 Karelian Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
 Kazakh 200 Kazakh Islam 8.0 % 0.7 %
Latvian 1,315,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.0 % 8.0 %
 Lezgian 200 Lezgi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lithuanian 22,000 Lithuanian Christianity 80.0 % 1.1 %
Livonian 200 Liv Christianity 70.0 % 7.0 %
Mari, Low 300 Mari, Meadow Christianity 90.0 % 1.0 %
 Moldavian 2,000 Romanian Christianity 73.0 % 3.7 %
 Mordvinian 700 Erzya Christianity 65.0 % 0.7 %
Ossete 400 Ossetic Christianity 40.0 % 0.0 %
 Polish 40,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Romani, Baltic 5,800 Romani, Baltic Christianity 75.0 % 0.5 %
 Russian 496,000 Russian Christianity 65.0 % 1.2 %
 Tatar 1,900 Tatar Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Udmurt 400 Udmurt Christianity 55.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 41,000 Ukrainian Christianity 75.0 % 3.8 %
 Uzbek, Southern 300 Uzbek, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  30 2,005,000 6     59.7 % 5.7 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.7 %)
59.7 %
Ethnic Religions
0.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
1.2 %
Non-Religious
38.2 %
Other / Small Religions
0.7 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.7 %
Orthodox
35.4 %
Other Christian
0.9 %
Protestant
29.9 %
Roman Catholic
29.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Latvia. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Latvia
  • Christian ministry in Latvia
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Latvia or Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In Eastern Europe and Eurasia Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Christian Church of North America - Missions Small
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
Eastern European Outreach Small
Educational Services International Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Galcom International Small
GO International Small
InterComm Small
International Christian Ministries Canada Small
International Street Kids Outreach Ministries Medium
Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod Medium
Mailbox Club International Small
Navigators, International Missions Group Medium
New Hope International Medium
One Mission Society Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
People International USA Medium
Pioneers Medium
Salvation Army Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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