Flags of the Nations: Guyana

Guyana's national flag has five symbolic colors: Green represents the agricultural and forested nature of Guyana, white symbolizes the rivers and water potential of the country, a golden arrow represents Guyana's mineral wealth, black portrays the endurance that will sustain the forward thrust of the Guyanese people, and red represents the zeal and dynamic nature of nation-building that lies before the young and independent Guyana.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Guyana

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Guyana in 1946.

Guyana had a population of 737,718 in 2017. That same year, Guyana reported 50 Churches of the Nazarene, 49 of which had been officially organized. Guyana has 5,706 total members.

Located on the Mesoamerica Region, Guyana has one Phase 3 district and one Phase 2 district. For more information about the Mesoamerica Region, visit mesoamericaregion.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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