Puerto Rico is a beautiful island in the Caribbean and about 97% of its population would call themselves Christians. Yet it is also a country that suffers much violence, alcoholism, drug-addiction, mental illness and corruption. These situations affect the whole of life and Puerto Ricans often respond with resignation and silence, an attitude which can also be found in the Church. For students, the current economic crisis has also caused them to question their motives for studying and has led many of them to hopelessness and a lack of direction. Pray for Christian students to be wise and diligent as they balance their different responsibilities and to honour God in how they live their whole life.
Population: 3,411,307 (2016)
Official languages: Spanish, English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $35,024 (2015 est.)
Life expectancy: 79 years
Religions: 56% Catholic, 33% Protestant, 8% Agnostic or Atheist, 2% other religions