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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!
Adam Willard: We've all made it safe and sound to Nosy Mitsio and our team members are all currently enjoying their homestay and learning to adjust to their new lifestyles in their village communities here. To our team members' parents and grandparents: they should get a chance to call you briefly by sat phone on Nov 24th.
Heading by bus/boat to Nosy Mitsio early tomorrow morning - finally time for our team to move there and get started in their new lives! Pray especially for our team members (and their children) during their homestays over the next week. Basically, we're throwing them in the deep end and it's sink or swim. I'm sure they'll be fine and it will be a very meaningful time for them and their new communities, but it can also be a rough transition, so please pray.
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Our whole team, all together! This is before leaving Tana. Now we have one week before leaving Ambilobe, then we finally all move out to Nosy Mitsio together! We won't be posting much for a while after this; but we appreciate your prayers for us as we lead our team, and for our team members as they learn a new life and language.
Adam Willard: Our team made it! They're all here! They're pretty tired from their roundabout flight schedule, but no other troubles. Soon we'll all be heading to Nosy Mitsio together!
Adam Willard: Our team is on the way to the airport (in the US) now to come join us here in Madagascar! They'll arrive here in two days and our mission to the Antakarana of Nosy Mitsio will grow from 3 to 18! Please pray for our team members' safe travel and their smooth adjustment to life on this side of the world.
Most of the pictures are from a week-long vacation to Ile Sainte Marie (and Ile Aux Nattes) and also from our first visit to Nosy Mitsio in the northwest of Madagascar, where we’ll be living next year. There are also a few photos from Tamatave and the YWAM DTS there.
“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 [...]