MONTSERRAT

 

CAPITAL CITY:

 

Brades (soon to be Little Bay)

POPULATION:

 

5,292

RELIGION %:

Christian: 78.7%

Rastafarian: 1.4%

Other: 17.3%

None: 2.6%

PRAYER POINTS

About Montserrat

The Caribbean island of Montserrat’s population is predominately mixed African-Irish, descendants of African slaves and Irish indentured servants who were brought to the island in the 16th century before slavery was abolished in 1834.

The 1995 eruption of Montserrat’s Soufriere Hills volcano buried the island’s capital, Plymouth, destroying housing, services and severely disrupting the economy.  As a result, more than half of the island’s population left.

The 1995 eruption and subsequent eruptions also disrupted church life on the island.  

Problems to be solved
  • Church life has been disrupted, rebuilding of congregations, property and outreach is needed.
  • An increased hunger and revival are needed within the Church.
  • Discipleship and theological training are needed.
  • Pray for greater freedom to share the gospel in schools.
  • Pray for those who are in physical need due to frequent natural disasters.
Signs of hope
  • Most of the population identify as Christian
  • Evangelical and charismatic Christian groups grow steadily