The Philippines consists of over 7,200 islands, only 700 of which are inhabited. The former Spanish colony is experiencing a rapid population swell that remains highly diverse while its economy struggles to keep up.
The Catholic Church holds a firm grasp on Filipino culture and the region has become a central hub for missionaries mobilizing into neighboring countries. Local churches are uniting to spread the Gospel across the Philippines, assembling a sending force of over 3,000 missionaries. However, over 5 million people have still never heard the Gospel, coming from 33 different people groups.
Life Expectancy: 72 Years
Languages: Filipino, 181 Indigenous Languages