The Republic of Kiribati comprises three archipelagos Gilbert, Rawaki (Phoenix) and Line, with 33 coral atolls (23 of them inhabited) scattered across 2,000,000 sq km of the Pacific Ocean. Evangelical Christians are increasing, mainly through Pentecostals. Growth is too often followed by decline, since foreign financial windfalls and occasional healings seem to be the main attractions, rather than Biblical preaching and transformed lives. Pray for the Bible Colleges of Assemblies of God and Church of God to provide sound Biblical teaching for future church leaders to lead churches which will be wise and transformative.
No organisations are currently associated with this country. We recommend visiting the region page (e.g. South America) to see a list of organisations involved in this part of the world.
Population: 103,500 (2010)
Official languages: Kiribati, English
GDP (PPP) per capita: $5,721 (2011 est.)
Life expectancy: 61 years
Religions: 50% Catholic, 44% Protestant, 5% Baha'i, 1% other religions