The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
The Democratic Republic of Madagascar is an island located in the
Indian Ocean off the southeastern African coast of Mozambique.
The Malagasy people comprise 98% of the population, consisting of 18
main groups of mixed African, Arab and Indonesian
origin speaking a single
language related to Indonesian.
Annexed by France in 1896, it gained its
independence as the Malagasy Republic in 1960. A coup in 1972 led to a
disastrous experimentation with Marxism.
Madagascar experienced popular protest and violent suppression before
the government allowed multi-party elections in 1993.
former government was anti-Christian, there is now religious
freedom. The road system is in a very poor condition, hindering the spread
of the Gospel into many unreached areas.
|For further information and specific prayer points for Madagascar,
look up the book
"Operation World" by Patrick Johnstone.
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