Part of our calling in Madagascar is to take care of orphaned and abandoned children. We are currently providing a home for 8 orphaned and abandoned children. Our model is to find Christian parents that truly want to raise the children as their own and who will raise them in a home where they will know the love of God and hopefully, one day, have a personal relationship with Jesus.
A major part of the work that we do is evangelism. In the city, we, along with other missionaries, have started a house church where approximately 80-90 people attend. We also oversee weekly bible studies in different parts of town. About 2 times a week, we go to rural areas and preach the gospel/teach the bible in villages. When we go into a village, our primary goal is to share the gospel and lead people to Christ, and then from there, begin teaching them the bible so that they can grow into mature believers.
Training leaders and pastors is integral to church planting. As we preach and teach the bible, we look to find people who are strong in their faith and who are called to be leaders/pastors than can lead a church or bible study group. This group of leaders receive special training so that they can fulfill this calling. At the moment we have weekly training for the pastors.
During our time in Madagascar, we have been able to start a family sponsorship program. Many families live in poverty and we have been able to give monthly support to families in need. On a couple of occasions, we have actually had the opportunity to invite the family to live with us in our house. Our goal is to give them money for basic necessities and help them begin working or start a business so that eventually they can be independent. We are currently supporting 4 families.
Some babies are extremely malnourished and are not receiving the nutrients they need to grow properly. We have started a milk program for malnourished babies where we give them formula weekly or bi-weekly. We then monitor their health to ensure that they are growing well. To date, we have been able to help 5 babies.
SENDING KIDS TO SCHOOL
Many children in our city are not able to go to school because their family cannot afford the school fees. We know that education is so vital for every child especially if we want to help break the cycle of poverty. Because of this, we pay school fees for children in need. In 2017, we were able to pay school fees for 40 children.
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Abba's Home Ministries is a missionary sending agency doing work in Madagascar with orphans. Abba's Home is a missionary sending agency doing work in Madagascar with orphans.