Madagascar was a French colony until 1960, after which it endured numerous political crises and suffered from inept economic policy, notably under the authoritarian rule of Admiral Didier Ratsiraka. After the latest political crisis in 2002, President Ravalomanana began many reform projects with the aim of boosting the economy, particularly by attracting more foreign investment. However, the country remains one of the world’s poorest.

Population: 20 million.
Languages: Malagasy, French.
Religions: traditional, Christian.

52% of Malagasy citizens practice indigenous religious beliefs. 40% are Christian, but many of the Christian churches incorporate indigenous practices, such as communication with the dead.

Link man John Shemeld

CBM activities The first visit to Madagascar was in 2003. Visits are made to and from the ecclesia on Mauritius.

Ecclesias None. 2 members.

French literature

Contact David Smith except where indicated


  • Selection of French Hymns (Jennifer Pitts) – Music (cassette and CD) (Steve Weston)
  • A Life of Jesus (Steve Weston)
  • The Epistle of James
  • The New Life
  • Jews, Gentiles and God’s Purpose
  • The Prophets of Israel
  • Strengthened by the Spirit 1
  • Strengthened by the Spirit 2


  • After Death . . .?
  • The Bible our Guide
  • Disciples of Christ in the 21st Century
  • Voodoo, Sorcery and Spirit Religions
  • Bible Companion (and Summary of Faith)
  • Jesus Christ is the Good News
  • The Promises to Abraham
  • What is the world coming to?
  • The Sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
  • The Only Way of Salvation
  • The Real Devil
  • The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
  • The Kingdom of God in its various aspects
  • Hope for a hopeless world
  • Spotlight on Israel
  • The gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Why does God allow suffering?
  • Who are the Christadelphians?
  • The Christian and the seventh day
  • The commandments of Jesus Christ (Steve Weston)


  • My Faith (Steve Weston)
  • What does the future hold in store for you? (Steve Weston)
  • Basic Bible Truths (16 titles)

Correspondence courses:

  • CBM 22-lesson course
  • Acts study course


Le Héraut du Royaume – The Herald of the Kingdom (4 times a year) (Graham Jackman)