Samoa

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Samoa

Independent State of Samoa

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 2,831 sq km

Two large volcanic islands, Savai’i and Upolu, and seven small islands covered by lush tropical rainforest.

Population: 178,943    Annual Growth: 0.00%

Capital: Apia

Urbanites: 23.4%

HDI Rank: 94 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: Samoan; English    Languages: 2 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians172,85996.600.0
Evangelicals32,26318.00.7

Challenges for Prayer

The growth of evangelicals is encouraging – through renewal movements in mainline churches as well as through newer groups, especially Pentecostals/charismatics. This growth parallels a major decline in traditional denominations. Pentecostals/charismatics and other evangelical agencies, such as Youth for Christ, are met with opposition, particularly from some mainline denominations. Pray for harmony between the newer and the more traditional branches of the Church.

     For an additional 3 Challenges 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 Samoa.