Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mozambique.  Much of the population lives in poverty after their land was destroyed through over-use of farming and forestry.  Though there is freedom of religion, the old Malagasy folk religion remains pervasive.  The four mainline churches have great influence but the government and traditional churches are suspicious of the emergence of younger, more charismatic groups. The Protestant Churches of the past have had a great history of faith despite persecution and harassment by the French colonial authorities.  The church grew from 5,000 in […]