Four souls, two sisters and two brothers in the faith of Jesus, are the first ones who were baptized recently in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa,  Pastor Pablo Hunger, Leader of the the Evangelism Department at the General Conference of the IMS who performed the baptism, confirmed on Facebook yesterday, on June 10, 2024.

Equatorial Guinea, officially the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, a country on the west coast of Central Africa, has a territory of 28,000 square kilometers (11,000 sq mi) and a population of 1,468,777 citizens, as of 2021. Equatorial Guinea includes two parts - an insular and a mainland region. The insular region comprises the islands of Bioko (formerly Fernando Pó) in the Gulf of Guinea, and Annobón, a small volcanic island which is the only part of the country south of the equator.

Equatorial Guinea, which became independent from Spain in 1968, ranks 144th on the 2019 Human development Index, with less than half the population having access to clean drinking water and 7.9% of children dying before the age of five.

Pastor Pablo Hunger among the baptized souls in Equatorial Guinea; a photo from the personal archive of Pastor Pablo Hunger on Facebook.

Written by Margarit Zhekov