Flags of the Nations: Madagascar

The flag of Madagascar is divided horizontally, with a red stripe on top and green below. Along the hoist side is a white vertical stripe, the same width as the red and green stripes.  The red on the flag traditionally represents the sovereignty of the nation, the green symbolizes hope, and the white shows purity. (via mapsofworld.com)

Since September 1, 2009, the Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center (GMC) proudly flies a flag each week of one of the many nations in which the denomination is present in ministry. Leaders were invited to send a national flag to be flown at the GMC alongside the flag of the United States*. The national flags rotate weekly, and photos of them raised are sent to the church leaders of that country.

This week: Madagascar

The Church of the Nazarene officially entered Madagascar in 1993. 

Madagascar had a population of 25,683,610 in 2018. That same year, Madagascar reported 28 Churches of the Nazarene, 11 of which had been officially organized. Madagascar has 1,949 total members.

Located on the Africa Region, Madagascar is a Phase 1 district. For more information on the Africa Region, visit africanazarene.org.

* = The weekly highlighted flag is raised on the middle of three poles in compliance with U.S. government protocols. It flies to the left of the GMC host-nation United States flag, which flies above the host-state flag of Kansas. The Christian flag flies on the third pole.

The Global Ministry Center is the mission and service hub of the Church of the Nazarene.

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