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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

Unity among evangelicals needs developing. Pray that the Samoan Evangelical Alliance, formed in 1991, may be a means to overcome the prevailing nominalism, to underscore personal commitment to Christ and to further the cause of the gospel. In a small constituency, the spirit of competition is too easily manifest. Pray that the birth of Graceland Broadcasting Network (90% Trinity Broadcasting Network content, 10% local content) might be a bridge between evangelical groups.

     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.