Tonga TO

1,759

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

199

Indicated decisions 2014

104,000

Population

100,000

Christians
28,500 are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Tonga
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None.
  • Top 25 Stats

    None.
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Christian
  • Human Development Index

    100/187
  • Internet Access

    40.0%
  • Ethnic Groups

    Tongan (98.2%); Other (1.8%, mixed race, Caucasian, Chinese, and other).
  • Common Languages

    Tongan.
  • Economy

    Largest source of income are remittances from relatives overseas; Tourism is second.
    Subsistence farming is the trade of most of the families.
  • History / Politics

    Was a British Protected State (1900-1970), then a constitutional monarchy.
    The king and nobles have had most of the influence and so this has caused tensions.
    The first elected prime minister assumed duties in 2006.
  • Spirituality

    Nearly all Tongans have access to the Gospel.
    Tongans send many missionaries from both Protestant and Catholic traditions.
    Largest employers are Mormon; They give incentives for conversions, so many are false.
  • Prayers

    Pray that the tension between churches would lead to unity and strength.
    Pray political involvement in the church would cease, and true spirituality would reign. 
    Pray for the people of the Tongan diaspora which is larger than the nation itself.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.