This large country on the Mediterranean Sea has one of the longest histories of any nation, tracing its heritage back to 6,000 B.C. With more than 95 million inhabitants, this country is the most populous in northern Africa. About half of the country’s residents live in urban areas; the large desert regions are sparsely inhabited. The economy is projected to become one of the largest in the world in the 21st century.
This country was an early and important center of Christianity. Although it is now predominantly Muslim, Christianity is the second largest religion in the country, with estimates ranging from 15-20 percent of the population. The country’s Christian population is the largest in numbers in the Middle East and North Africa.
A family of CMF team members lives in this country and serves an International Church, functioning under the banner of the Evangelical Church. Their primary focus is meeting the spiritual needs of individuals, families and university students who attend the church in order for them to remain strong and healthy within the context.