Aug 02: Kenya, Kiribati | Operation World


Waves of church growth and renewal have impacted the nation deeply. The East African Revival (1948-1960) made a deep and lasting impression on the Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. This revival was quenched by legalism, divisions, materialism and personality clashes. More recent growth in evangelical/Pentecostal churches (both international and indigenous) is massive. One of the largest groups is the Africa Inland Church, birthed from the missionary input of AIM. Charismatic renewal beyond Pentecostal churches is remarkable – this movement has impacted 33% of Catholics and 25% of Anglicans.


Republic of Kiribati


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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%


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


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion                 Pop % Ann Gr

Christians 98,054 98.50 1.6

Evangelicals 7,157 7.2 3.1

Challenge for Prayer

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.

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