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Guam

US Territory of Guam

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 541 sq km

Most southerly and largest island of the Marianas Archipelago; 6,000 km west of Hawaii. Also included here (but not as part of Guam itself) are the three tiny US Territories of Johnston Island (2.8 sq km; 1,300 km from Hawaii), Midway Island (5.2 sq km; 2,350 km) and Wake Island (6.5 sq km; 3,700 km).

Population: 179,893    Annual Growth: 1.31%

Capital: Agana

Urbanites: 93.2%

Peoples

Peoples: 13 (8% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Chamorro; English    Languages: 8 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians173,93996.691.3
Evangelicals25,62114.20.6

Challenges for Prayer

The indigenous Chamorro have a long history of oppression and, more recently, disorientation with the influx of US culture. The majority are nominally Catholic and historically resistant to the gospel. Chamorro worldview is also rooted in animistic traditions. Pray for the emergence of a true Chamorro Christian witness and culture.

     For an additional 5 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 Guam.