The Sihanaka people number 611,000 and are located on the plateau in the center of the country, just northeast of the capital city of Antananarivo. This area is the country’s main source for the staple rice crop. Many outsiders visit and study the region, but no visitors are specifically focused on the spiritual welfare of the people.
Most Sihanaka people practice ancestor worship. Scripture resources in audio and written form are available; however, distribution is limited by the low evangelical presence in the area. There are churches in the area that need training in evangelism, discipleship and motivation in spreading the gospel throughout their homeland.
“In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers so they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ.” (2 Corinthians 4:4 HCSB)