Pray for the Chagos IslandsThe Chagos Archipelago is a group of over 60 islands in the Indian Ocean.Pray for the Chagos Islands by SeekHim
They are located about 310 miles south of Maldives.
The main islands are Diego Garcia, Peros Banhos, Salomon Islands and the Egmont Islands.
Diego Garcia is the largest island and the only one inhabited.
The islands are part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
Sovereignty about the islands is disputed between the UK and Mauritius
The population is about 3000
1,700 military personnel from the UK and U.S.
1,500 civilian contractors from the UK, U.S. Mauritius and the Philippines)
Chagos comes from the Portuguese word Chagas (wounds) and refer to the wounds
of the crucifixion of Jesus
The Chagos contain the world's largest coral atoll (The Great Chagos Bank).
The Chagos has one of the healthiest reef systems in the world.
The Chagos were home to the Chagossians for over a century until the U.K. evicted
them in the early 1970s and allowed the U.S. to build a military base on Diego Garcia
Pray for Saint HelenaSaint Helena is an island in the South Atlantic Ocean on the Mid Atlantic Ridge.Pray for Saint Helena by SeekHim
It’s part of the British Overseas Territory of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
It’s located 1200 miles west from the nearest Angola, Africa, 810 miles
southwest of Ascension Island and 1500 miles north of Tristan da Cunha.
Jamestown is the capital.
The population is 4,255
The island is named after Saint Helena of Constantinople (c. 250 – c. 330)
the mother of Emperor Constantine.
Saint Helena is one of the most remote islands in the world.
Saint Helena was one of Britain's oldest colonies outside North America and the Caribbean.
Saint Helena is Britain's second oldest remaining Overseas Territories, after Bermuda.
Captain James Cook visited the island in 1775.
Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Saint Helena from 1815-1821
Saint Helena produces what is said to be the most expensive coffee in the world.
Pray for the Solomon IslandsThe Solomon Islands is an island nation in the Pacific.Pray for the Solomon Islands by SeekHim
It is located east of Papua New Guinea and northwest of Vanuatu.
It is made up of several islands:
Guadalcanal (Location of the capital)
New Georgia Islands
Santa Cruz Islands
Honiara is the capital.
The population is 523,000.
The Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña named the islands Islas Salomón (Solomon Islands)
after the wealthy biblical King Solomon.
The islands have been inhabited for thousands of years.
Papuan settlers were the first to arrive, followed by Austronesian speakers.
Between 1200- 800 B.C. Polynesian settlers came.
The people of Solomon Islands wer