The Pacific

Pray for Solomon Islands

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Prayer Points

  1. Pray for true reconciliation and unity to heal ethnic conflict and division.
  2. Pray for the Holy Spirit to ignite revival as the Word of God is preached.
  3. Pray for efficient and rapid progress of Bible translations into indigenous languages.

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About Solomon Islands

In 1568 the Spanish explorer Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira observed gold on the Solomon Islands, and, thinking it the source of King Solomon’s fabled wealth, he left the islands with their given name. This group of islands east of Papua New Guinea in the Pacific Ocean came under British rule in 1893 and received independence in 1978. The World War II Battle of Guadalcanal took place in the Solomon Islands, and that war became a key factor in unifying the divided peoples of the islands. In some corners of the nation, inheritances include non-material things such as knowledge, wisdom, and magical powers.

The economy is based on agriculture, fishing, and forestry, and many mineral resources are underdeveloped. Fish and lumber are the main exports, but the industries are mostly foreign owned. Ethnic tensions led to violence and a 2000 coup and resulted in an Australian-led police force arriving in 2003 to restore order. This violence, along with the closing of key businesses and a moneyless government, led to an economic collapse.

Over the past hundred years, the Church in the Solomon Islands has grown from around 30% of the population to over 95%, serving as a unifying factor for the nation, as well as providing many services to the people. Much syncretism takes place in the Church, with some islanders still praying to their ancestors or practicing animism or black magic. The Church played a key role in reconciliation throughout the recent ethnic conflict and is conducting a Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well. Despite a history of revivals, the Church has begun to stagnate and is in need of a fresh breath. However, because of this history, the Solomon Islands are still home to a group of dedicated prayer warriors.

Population

726,799

Population In Unreached People Groups

0%

Population

726,799

Major People Groups
  • Melanesian
  • Polynesian
  • Micronesian
  • Other
Population In Unreached People Groups

0%

Religion
  • Protestant
  • Roman Catholic
  • Other
  • Other Christian
  • Unspecified

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  • Capital City

    Honiara

  • Government

    Parliamentary Democracy Under A Constitutional Monarchy; A Commonwealth Realm

  • Language

    Melanesian Pidgin, English, 120 Indigenous Languages

  • GDP Per Capita

    $2,200

  • Literacy Rate

    NA

Data sources.

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