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Adam Willard: Thankful for friends with spearguns and the skills to spear good fish! Going to eat fresh batter-fried fish tonight. Lora's out with the local ladies netfishing on the shoreline right now, so we may get even more fish before the day's done!
Our newest story/newsletter is up on our website, written by Lora about an epidemic of sickness in our team and on our island, and what it means to lead a team and live out the "Body of Christ" on Nosy Mitsio.
Becoming His Body | Madagascar Missions
Our team bringing in the New Year with great Malagasy friends here in town (unfortunately not celebrating in our villages on Nosy Mitsio because of boat motor repairs being done, after rats damaged our motor). LOTS of scrawny chickens and a big goose were the main dishes and showed us a novel (and pretty funny) way of killing the chickens, a method he had learned growing up in Tanzania.
Merry Christmas from Madagascar! We're getting used to warm Christmases here in the southern hemisphere, but we miss celebrating this wonderful season with our friends and family back in the north. We've got a lot of catching up to do in a couple of years!
We're thankful to have a team to spend this Thanksgiving with! Ate Thanksgiving goat today. We were hoping to find some duck or chicken but despite no luck there, at least we had some meat and some mashed potatoes!
Adam Willard: Ate sea turtle for dinner tonight! I really thought it was beef when they gave it to me (a HUGE hunk of red meat) but it was turtle. It tasted great and Lora thought so too; though actually thinking about it made it difficult for her to eat. Still, we don't pass up the rare chance for red meat out here!
“Mirary Krismasy sambatra!” We’re wishing you a merry Christmas from warm and sunny Madagascar! Though there may not be a white Christmas for us this year, we’ve been enjoying the great weather here and we’re excited to celebrate Matimu’s first Christmas with him. Our first few months in Madagascar have been great overall and we’re [...]
We’d been looking forward to this trip for months, with both hope and fear. We couldn’t wait to see the place where we’ll live for the next few years and meet the Antakarana people to whom God is calling us. Our boat was speeding over the ocean towards it: the unknown place…