Micronesia

Land & People

Chuuk is one of four states in the Federated States of Micronesia.  There are 15 major islands and numerous smaller islands.  Some estimate that 75 percent of the population is 25 years old or younger.  Drunkenness among the male population is a serious problem, and murder is a high cause of death, especially among young men.

Religion

The population is about 50% Protestant and 50% Catholic.

Year Entered by BMM

1997

Past/Current Work

A door into the region was opened through missionary Jody Colson as he worked among the Chuukese in Hawaii.  Jody's witness to a Micronesian visiting Hawaii led to his trusting Christ as his Savior.  The man asked Jody to come with him to his island.  The first trip yielded a harvest of 60 professions of faith on the island of Pulawat.  Subsequent trips revealed the need and opportunity waiting. The Colsons moved to Chuuk in 1997 and began Bible Baptist Church in the center of Weno Island. 

Goals

Language study is complicated by the fact that the missionary must locate a language helper and learn the language largely on a one-on-one basis.  There is very little curriculum available.

Workers Needed

Church planters are needed to expand the outreach into other areas of Micronesia.

Learn more about Micronesia here.


Our Missionaries Serving in Micronesia: