Tonga

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Tonga

Kingdom of Tonga

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 747 sq km

Archipelago of 171 coral and volcanic islands, 36 being inhabited, 600 km east of Fiji.

Population: 104,260    Annual Growth: 0.46%

Capital: Nuku'alofa

Urbanites: 25.3%

HDI Rank: 99 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)

Peoples

Official language: Tongan    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians99,83995.760.4
Evangelicals16,11015.50.4

Prayercast

Challenges for Prayer

Tonga’s rich Christian heritage is a blessing, but has reached the point of oversaturation. The proliferation of denominations generates competition among churches, as newer groups entice believers away. Isolation and the difficult economic situation complicate issues further. Pray that Tongan Christians would seek ways to contribute to the Kingdom of God rather than seeking the church that benefits them the most.

     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 Tonga.