ALEX & RACHEL'S BLOG

NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

GREETINGS

We have now been back in Madagascar for about a month and a half. Our time in Canada was a great time to catch up with family and friends as well as update supporters and churches on what God is doing in Madagascar. We were very blessed by everyone’s love, support and generosity while we were home and it was a great reminder of our large Christian family that we have back home. We cherished all of the moments we had there and it was bittersweet leaving to come back to Madagascar. 

We were happy to come back and see how so many Malagasy leaders stepped up while we were gone and continued to run bible studies and the Sunday morning service in our house each week.

YOUTH EVENT

A few weeks ago we hosted another youth event in our house. More than 50 youth came and slept at our house. We are excited to see how they are growing and have grown in their relationships with God since our first youth event. They wrote down sins that were standing in the way of their relationships with God and later burnt the papers outside as they chose to surrender more fully to God.

VILLAGE EVANGELISM/BAPTISMS

A couple weeks ago we were blessed to see 16 people get baptized in the village of Ambovo where we have been going every Saturday now for a few months. Our hearts were full getting to see the fruit that has come from going there and we were so happy to see the sincerity of the people who truly decided to follow Jesus. Many of those people are now eager to learn and study extra with us even outside of the regular Saturday meetings. We are excited for this village as they will hopefully start to build a church there in the next few months.

VISITORS FROM CANADA/WOMEN'S CONFERENCE

We were so blessed to have Mumbi (Alex's mom) and Susan from North Bay come and visit us for a few days. We held a women's conference in our house and for 3 days they taught the 40 plus women that attended. During this time we could see that many women were moved by the teaching as they were attentively listening to every word they said and as they learned more about the way that God looks at them and sees them. Women were also moved to tears as they were open about different areas in their lives and as they heard what Mumbi and Susan had to say. We have already begun to see fruit from the conference: Some women gave their lives to Christ, at least one who threw out things they had received from a witch doctor, and others who have gone and shared the gospel with others.

It was also exciting to go with them to the village of Ambovo where in the day they taught and then at night we traveled by canoe in the dark and showed the Jesus film to a few hundred people in a nearby village. We are praying that the seeds planted in this village will grow and that the gospel will be advanced. We were so blessed to have Mumbi and Susan with us and we know they left an eternal impact on the people here.

PASTOR & LEADER'S TRAINING

Our Pastor & Leader’s Training has continued (even while we were gone). We meet once a week with the men and women and have continued teaching them the word of God. We truly believe that teaching, training, and empowering the locals is the best way for the kingdom of God to advance here in Madagascar.

OUR NEWEST MISSIONARY

That being said we would like to introduce our newest missionary: Bosco. We will be supporting and partnering with Bosco as he begins working in a region to the west called the Antandroy region. He will be evangelizing and disciple-making with a vision of church planting. He is a young man who really loves the Lord and is gifted in teaching, preaching, and evangelism. You can go here to find out more about the work he is doing.

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR US

1. Wisdom and direction regarding important decisions we need to make

2. Open doors to begin evangelizing in many other villages

3. Wisdom in buying land so that we can build a ministry center

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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