Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
General Baptists have been serving on the island of Saipan for many years. We are pleased to be able to partner with the Saipan Community Church and the Saipan Community School. This has been a great partnership for us and we look forward to many more years of service in Saipan.
Area: 477 sq km
A chain of 14 volcanic and coralline islands 650 km north of Guam. The southernmost islands, Saipan, Tinian and Rota, are the largest and most important economically.
Population: 88,409 Annual Growth: 1.97%
Official language: Chamorro; Carolinian; English Languages: 7 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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a) Pray for the Saipan Community Church and School that God will allow them to continue to “reach an island to bless the world.” Prayer for those who call Saipan home and those guest workers who will someday go home that they all may be touched by God’s grace.
b) Bible translation. Pray for the completion of the Chamorro NT and for translation to commence in the two Carolinian languages. Little or no progress has been made recently.