Located in Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia
Thousands have turned to Christ, coming out of the "John Frum" cargo cults, despite these groups forbidding contact with Christians and the gospel. Recent work by Presbyterians, the JESUS Film and Wycliffe Bible Translators sees a new wave of over 7,000 positive responses to the good news. The Protestant church is numerically strong. Revival has occurred on some islands in several denominations, but not in all places; some islands are spiritually stagnant. Church planting mission is still needed for a few superficially evangelized peoples.