Population of 20,146,442
Located in Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique
Political troubles, conflict, and corruption have long been a major problem in Madagascar, but there is officially religious freedom. Compromise with the old beliefs, veneration of ancestral spirits, and witchcraft is widespread among those who claim to be Christian, but Church growth continues in the midst of political and environment crises. The 4 mainline churches have great influence, yet discipleship and biblical training are the greatest needs within the Church.