Most Kanaks (the indigenous people of New Caledonia) are Christianized and most villages have a church, but the gospel is often confused with Western culture. Animist practices usually underlie a Christian veneer. Pray for pastors to discern between tradition and the pure gospel, and that a truly biblical, truly Kanak church may continue to grow and demonstrate the power of Jesus over the evil one.
Many older churches are spiritually stagnant. Most Caledoche (descendants of former French prisoners and settlers) are culturally Catholic but lack genuine faith.
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