The Antaisaka people live along a remote stretch of the eastern coast of Madagascar. They originated from Indonesia and intermarried with others from the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Europe. Antaisaka villages lay beyond the reach of Madagascar’s broken roads and riverbanks — travel by water or foot is required. Although many of the Antesaka attend church regularly and consider themselves Christians, they are deeply influenced by traditional African religions and animism, as well as neoPentecostalism and the prosperity gospel. Most of them are living in darkness and under pressure to remain in ancestral worship.
• for Christ’s light to shine among the Antesaka people so they will no longer walk in darkness but in the hope that comes through Jesus Christ.
• for the Spirit to work through local Christians and missionaries to reveal Christ clearly to the Antesaka people.
• that the Antesaka will hear the truth of God’s Word and will be compelled to abandon everything for Him and His name’s sake. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’” (John 8:12 NIV)