September 1 - Pray for: Federated States of Micronesia

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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.


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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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September 1 - Pray for: Marshall Islands

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The traumatic history of occupation, exploitation and war, as well as the impact of US nuclear bomb testing, have all had a devastating effect on the Marshallese. Traditional values of land, family, and community - the roots of society - are being undermined. Over-urbanization, unemployment, substance abuse, sexual immorality, and a high birth rate threaten the Marshallese way of life. Many inhabitants suffer the effects of nuclear radiation, including genetic disorders and high rates of cancer. Pray for leaders who will govern wisely and bravely, for economic dependency to be broken, and for the positive aspects of Marshallese traditional culture to be restored and upheld.


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September 1 - Pray for: Northern Mariana Islands

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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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September 1 - Pray for: Palau

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Christianity is generally professed, but nominalism is widespread, the most ardent Catholics being the Filipinos. Many older people are followers of the Modekngei movement, a religion unique to Palau that is a mixture of Christianity and magic; materialism and pluralism are the greater threats to the younger generation. Pray for the revival of the Koror Evangelical Church - the fruit of the work of the Liebenzell Mission. The AoG have a small but growing work.


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