Kiribati

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Kiribati

Republic of Kiribati

Pacific

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Geography

Area: 849 sq km

Three archipelagos Gilbert, Rawaki (Phoenix) and Line, with 33 coral atolls (23 inhabited) scattered across 2,000,000 sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Population: 99,547    Annual Growth: 1.59%

Capital: Tarawa

Urbanites: 44%

Peoples

Official language: English, but I-Kiribati is more widely spoken    Languages: 3 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians98,05498.501.6
Evangelicals7,1577.23.1

Challenges for Prayer

The more needy:

a) I-Kiribati migrate for work on Nauru and as seafarers on foreign ships. Their remittances are a key part of the economy, but many return home with AIDS or drug problems.

b) Young people. Overpopulation and unemployment combined with increasing alcohol abuse create a difficult environment in which to grow up. Pray for a revival among young people, for wholesome lives with godly purpose.

c) The entire nation faces eradication if sea levels rise. Pray that this possible impending disaster would remind residents that our eternal home is in heaven and that they would live with this in mind.

     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 Kiribati.