Flags of the Nations: Guam


In the center of the Guam flag is the coat of arms, an almond shaped emblem that depicts a proa sailing in Agana Bay and GUAM in red letters. The shape of the emblem recalls the slingshot stones used by the islanders' ancestors. The landform at the back depicts the Punta Dos Amantes cliff on Guam.

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Guam

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Guam in 1971.

Guam had a population of 161,785 in 2015. That same year, Guam reported one organized Church of the Nazarene. Guam has 125 total members.

Located on the Asia-Pacific Region, Guam is part of the Micronesia District. For more information about the Asia-Pacific Region, visit asiapacificnazarene.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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