ALEX & RACHEL'S BLOG

JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

GREETINGS

Hello everyone! We are excited to share with you everything that the Lord has been doing here in Madagascar. We are grateful to God for giving us opportunities to love the poor and needy in and outside of our home. We are also grateful for Malagasy believers desiring to be trained and equipped as pastors, church leaders, and missionaries. We are praising God for youth falling more in love with him and we are thankful to God for times here that have stretched our faith, enabling us to grow and rely on him more and more!

TRAINING PASTORS

Alex and another local pastor  have been training a group of men each Thursday morning at our house. Some of the them are from in town and others travel in from their villages. These men desire to be pastors, church leaders or missionaries. They have been learning about the gospel, how your life should look as a leader, and how to share your faith.

VILLAGE EVANGELISM

It has been over 7 months now that we have been going every Saturday to two villages to share the gospel and encourage the believers there. In Alovkangomby there is a bible study each week and our prayer for this group is that many of the people in this village will become serious about their faith and pursue Christ on their own willing to abandon other spiritual and cultural beliefs that oppose Christ.

In the village of Ambovo we were excited to be able to show the Jesus Film there and between 200-300 people. After this the weekly bible study has grown to about 70-80 people including adults and children that come each week to hear the word of God. They are now collecting their own offering each Saturday in order to build their own church there. It is a blessing to see their lives being changed and seeing leaders from there come into town each week to be trained. We have seen people from there begin following the Lord, get baptized, burn medicine from the witch doctors, and get set free from demon oppression. Please pray for the believers in this village to grow in their faith as they seek to meet on their own. It is also in the village of Ambovo that the eight orphans that we sponsor and take care of are live. They are doing well living with the Malagasy christian couple that they are placed with.

Lastly, we have also started doing ministry in another village called Ambinanibe. We have seen a number of people repent and begin living for God and we are very excited about that and about the work that will continue there even while we are in Canada.

CHURCH & BAPTISMS

A highlight for us is seeing the believers in the church that meets weekly in our house growing in their faith. Recently there were 15 believers who got baptized and it is exciting to see people boldly proclaiming their faith. Please pray for the church as they grow and desire to move out of our house and for strengthening of the Malagasy leadership within it.

FIRST VOLUNTEER & FIRST YOUTH NIGHTS

Two months ago we had the privilege of receiving our first volunteer, Pia from Germany. It has been a blessing having her in our home, serving alongside us in Madagascar. Pia saw a need here that the youth around us had nothing that resembled a youth group ( a time or place to fellowship with Christians their age). She organized two youth nights at our house where we had about 35 youth sleep at our house. They spent time worshiping the Lord, hearing the word of God and playing games. Many youth were impacted from this and some chose, for the first time, to follow Jesus.

FAMILIES THAT HAVE MOVED IN WITH US

In the past few months we have had various Malagasy people who were in need come to live with us. Including a woman named Rosene who stayed with us while recovering from a sickness. During this time she repented of her sins and was delivered from demonic oppression. We also had a mother and her twins come and live with us for a month and a half and they are now moved back to their house and receiving formula to make sure the twins continue to grow.

Our newest edition to our house is a woman named Pepela and her three children (ages 3, 2, and 6 months old). Before coming here she was wanting to give away her children to us or to another organization that would take them due to their extreme poverty and inability to provide for her children. Her children are malnourished and we hope that they will begin to grow and that the monther will experience God's love here and be completely changed. 

COMING HOME!

We are excited to say that we will be coming home this week and we will be in Canada until September 14th. We are excited to be home to spend time with family and friends and connect with all of you! Here is our speaking schedule at various churches:

South Shore Missionary Church – July 15th  

Lakeshore Missionary Church – July 22nd  & August 19th 

Eau Claire Missionary Church – August 12th 

Callander Bay Missionary Church – September 2nd

 

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR US

  1. For the church and ministry work that we have started to continue strong even while we are in Canada.
  2. Wisdom in finding land so that we can build a ministry center.
  3. For the next few months in Canada to be really good time for us to connect with friends, family, and supporters.

INTERESTED IN SUPPORTING THE WORK WE ARE DOING?

Here are the different ways you can help

GENERAL

Your general donation towards Abba's Home goes primarily goes towards feeding the poor, planting churches, paying school fees for children, sustaining the AHM building, and paying our employees.  

SPONSOR A CHILD

Sponsoring a child is a great way to make an eternal impact in the life of a child. These children are either orphaned or abandoned and are under the care of Abba's Home.

 

SUPPORT A FAMILY

Many families in Madagascar live in extreme poverty. Click below to learn more if you would be interested in supporting one or more of these families in need.

 

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