Biblical Christianity faces challenges on three fronts. On one front are the traditional cultural elements such as the use of magic and of sakau, the herbal drink used as a communal narcotic. Another front is the pull of Western consumerism encouraged by US aid and the temptation to migrate to the USA. Finally, Mormon missionaries are highly active in Micronesia. All three require a response of wisdom and faith. Pray for a revelation of the power and love of Jesus to the peoples of Micronesia.
A large proportion of the population is Protestant, the result of a century of ministry by US Congregationals and the German Liebenzell Mission, but nominalism and cronyism in leadership are widespread. Pray for revival among these long-standing groups. Pray also for the newer, fast-growing Pentecostal groups - negotiating the tension between traditional Micronesian culture and biblical practice is not straightforward.
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