The Republic of Malta is a densely populated, developed country. It is situated in the central part of the Mediterranean Sea southwest of Sicily, Italy and north of Tunisia.
Throughout its history, Malta's location in the Mediterranean Sea has given it strategic importance. Consequently, the island nation was conquered many times during its history. Malta gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1964 and became a Republic in 1974, while retaining its membership in the Commonwealth of Nations.
There have been times when the Maltese have moved to other parts of the world. One can find the Maltese in the nearby North African countries of Tunisia and Libya.
There are Maltese people who have lived in Tunisia and Libya their entire lives. They maintain their Catholic religion and Maltese language, but they have adapted well to a North African Arab culture. This diaspora maintains their art, literature, sports, festivals, sports and delicious Mediterranean cuisine wherever they live. Most speak Arabic and contribute to the local economy. Some are businessmen who hire local people.
Malta has a long history of Roman Catholicism serving as its national religion and it is practiced by the vast majority of Maltese. There is freedom to practice any form of religion and many other religions are practiced but none have large numbers of participants.
Just like all nations of the world, Malta needs clear, consistent, and relentless presentation of biblical Christianity.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily in Maltese churches, calling their attention to the only Savior, and drawing them into discipleship.
Pray for the Lord to give love, peace and joy to Maltese Christian believers.
Pray for Maltese Christian believers to reach out with the name of Christ to the people they live near, especially the Muslims.
Scripture Prayers for the Maltese in Tunisia.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Maltese|
|People Name in Country||Maltese|
|Population this Country||3,600|
|Population all Countries||671,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|Persecution Rank||36 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
Primary Language: Maltese
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1847-1959)|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Maltese||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Biblical answers to your questions||Got Questions Ministry|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||Gospel tract||General / Other|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Maltese||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Maltese||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Topical Scripture booklets and Bible studies||World Missionary Press|