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The archipelago of "The Friendly Islands" was united into a Polynesian kingdom in 1845. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1875 and a British protectorate in 1900. Tonga acquired its independence in 1970 and became a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. It remains the only monarchy in the Pacific.
Population: 110,000 (July 2004 est.)
0-14 years: 41,000
Our Ministry: Groundwork was done by Miss Lingi Pele who faithfully carried on a ministry as a school teacher and teaching Bible in schools. Although many years have passed, (some 20) Lingi still carries on her ministry in the schools.

In 1993 Thess Llorente, missionary from CEF Philippines joined Lingi who was instrumental in helping Thess get started. Teacher Training Classes soon began and a National Committee was formed. The first CMI was held in 1998 which was instrumental in promoting the work in and around Tonga and produced one local full time worker.
Contact Info: Missionary Director: Miss Ma Theresa Llorente
PO Box 2630
Nuku 'Alofa
Tonga Island, South Pacific
Tel/Fax: (676) 24387
TNT Grouping: [ Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga ]

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