More About the Willards...
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!
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.
Prayer Requests | Madagascar Missions
There are a number of obstacles to any kind of work here in South Africa, and only some of them have to do with physical resources. One of the biggest and most widespread challenges that we frequently encounter is racial or tribal prejudice. Sometimes it’s based strictly on skin color; South Africa certainly has a [...]
After a long walk down a rugged dirt road, we arrived at the main road into town and climbed on a “taxi be.” At our old house here in Antsirabe, we were able to walk just about anywhere we needed to go because of its close proximity to the major markets. After our move to [...]