Bougainville

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Bougainville

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 9,300 sq km

The most northerly of the Solomon Islands but arbitrarily linked to PNG in colonial times.

Peoples

Religion

Challenges for Prayer

The spiritual need of Bougainville is much greater than in PNG, as the evangelical presence is quite small. Pray for revival throughout the Bougainville Church, and for leaders to develop vision and initiatives reflective of Christ’s mission.

a) Overall church membership is decreasing, though Pentecostal churches such as Foursquare (21 congregations) are growing and beginning mission work in neighbouring Solomon Islands. Syncretism and nominalism abound. Pray for sound teaching and discipleship that matures believers and for effective outreach across denominations that bears lasting fruit.

b) Genuine faith in Christ needs reviving. During the Bougainville civil war many people flocked to churches professing faith in Christ, only to fall away once the war ended. Pray for wisdom as believers strive after unity, understanding and respect for one another in these days of restoration.

     For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Bougainville.