The Republic of Indonesia is located in Southeast Asia and Oceania and is comprised of more than 17,000 islands, of which 6,000 are inhabited. Throughout these many islands, there are hundreds of distinct native people groups and over 740 different languages and dialects. However, due to the establishment of a national language (Indonesian), barriers in communication among the different people groups have been greatly minimized as more and more of the population speak the common language. The economy of Indonesia has seen steady growth over the past several years and is now the largest in all of Southeast Asia.
Islam is by far the primary religion of Indonesia: its followers comprise about 80 percent of the population. As the most populous Muslim country in the world, Indonesia has a growing vision among certain groups to see the nation become completely absent of any Christian presence. This vision has resulted in increased persecution of Evangelicals, including several cases in the past decade of violent eradication of Christians from entire towns and regions, as well as the destruction of thousands of churches. Evangelicals make up only about 5 percent of the populace, and one of the most significant needs in this country is for mature, biblical leaders who can establish sound churches that are firmly rooted in Christ in the face of opposition.
Sources: Wikipedia, Joshua Project, and Operation World