Pray for: Northern Mariana Islands

Flag for Northern Mariana Islands

Key Stats

Religion & Geography
Category Statistic
Continent: Pacific
Capital: Saipan
Population: 50,025
% Urban: 91.9 %
Official Language: Chamorro; Carolinian; English
Languages: 7
Literacy Rate: 97 %
Life Expectancy: 77.2 yrs (64/236)
% Christian: 85.2 %
% Evangelical: 12.7 %
Largest Religion: Christian
% Largest Religion: 85.2 %
People Groups: 11
Least Reached People Groups: 1
% Unevangelized: 1 %

Northern Mariana Islands

Title: Northern Mariana Islands

Tier: 2

Type: country

The indigenous Chamorro majority were baptized as Catholics, but their deeper beliefs and worldview betray an underlying animist outlook. Pray that the light of the gospel may shine on this people. Although Catholicism’s influence is waning, evangelical outreach is only recent. Pray for the ministry of the numerous Bible-believing churches from various denominations and from the YWAM base in Saipan.

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Content taken or adapted from Operation World, 7th Edition (2010) and Pray for the World (2015). Both books are published by InterVarsity Press. All rights reserved.