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%
Official language: English, but I-Kiribati is more widely spoken Languages: 3 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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The once-strong Congregational Church (Kiribati Protestant) is in slow decline and losing members to other groups. The theological college in Tarawa is not evangelical. Pray for a return to the Bible. Nominalism and syncretism with traditional spiritist practices are all too common.
For an additional Challenge for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Kiribati.