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Our big catch from last Tuesday! All the big long ones are barracuda, and there's also tuna, mackerel, red snapper, and more fish I don't know the English names for. Enough to feed our whole team, one whole village, and a few more people!
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!
First impressions are crucial. People often remember how they first met someone, what they seemed like, how they acted. Opinions of other people, their character, and their motivations are often formed in the first few minutes of being around them…
Several scattered skulls, the stench of rotting flesh, and a handful of abandoned shacks were the only things remaining from the week’s festivities that ended just that morning. The quietness of our village was a huge difference from the hundreds of people partying and worshiping their ancestors here during the preceding days.