ALEX & RACHEL'S BLOG

SEPTEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

Greetings from Madagascar! Here is our newsletter about what we've been up to the past few months.


One of the most exciting things that we have gotten to be a part of is the church that has started meeting in our house each Sunday. The goal was to provide a place where people could come and worship and learn about God in their community. We saw a great need for it here and are so happy about what God has been doing. Many of the people who attend the church were not attending a church at all before and we are really happy about that. Also, the first Sunday a number of people dedicated their lives to the Lord! Each week there have been about 50-60 people that have been coming. There is also a Sunday school program which the kids have loved.

We have also been able to continue meeting with our Bible study groups each week. At the moment we meet with four groups and we are currently teaching them foundational lessons about what it means to truly follow Jesus. Often one of the greatest stumbling blocks for people here is that they think that being a Christian just means going to church. So we are constantly working with people to show them that being a Christian means truly giving God your life and not just your Sunday mornings.

Our Saturday worship group is also going well. At first it started out as English worship for those who wanted to worship God in English but over the past few weeks it has transitioned into an English and Malagasy worship service because we have seen more and more people who can't speak English coming to worship God. This is a special time that we look forward to each week because we can really see God doing something amazing with this group.

Another thing we were really excited about is that Alex got to go out to the bush to work with the Tanosy people for the first time. This is the people group here in Madagascar that we want to work with. He went out with another missionary friend and they were able to preach the gospel and encourage the churches out in that region. They were people that gave their lives to Christ and 8 people got baptized.

We were also able to officially begin supporting our first family. They are a family of 13 people - 11 kids, a single mother, and a grandmother. We are supporting them by providing them with food each week, paying for their children's education, and helping them start a business so that they can eventually begin to sustain themselves with their own income.

God has been so good to us during our time here. We are excited for when we will be done learning malagasy so that we can devote more of our time to ministering to people but even during this time we are really enjoying serving him here. Makayah is almost 1 and it has been incredible watching her grow up. Her health is great and she enjoys spending time with her friends, saying the few words that she can, and now, she is starting to learn how to walk with more confidence.
Thank you so much for the role you play both in prayer and financially - we couldn't do this without you!

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR US

 

1. For new believers and that the people we are meeting with and disciplining with grow in their faith and want to share with others.

2. For us to increase in our understanding and ability to speak Malagasy.

3. For God to send us strong Christian Malagasy parents for the children.

INTERESTED IN PARTNERING FINANCIALLY?

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.  

PURCHASING LAND

Our goal is to purchase land so that we can build a ministry center and homes where we can take in orphaned and abandoned children.

RAISED $300 - TARGET:$30,000

Purchase Land 1%

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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