Mission Trip in June!

Friends of Madagascar Mission's 2023 Education Mission Trip will take place from May 31 through June 15th. We will be visiting many of the FOMM supported mission programs. We will be visiting with the Malagasy Lutheran Church leaders to learn about their mission goals, visit one of the 25 prisons FOMM supports and discuss with them about expanding the number of prisons and the work within each prison, hold discussions with SALFA (The Lutheran Medical Organization) about helping to build 3 new medical clinics in the south west, visit the SeFAM Lutheran Nursing School and discuss sending girls there on scholarships, a gathering of ...


A New Video about FOMM's Prison Ministry

We are in the process of creating new videos about each of the programs that FOMM supports in Madagascar.  Previously, we have posted a video on the evangelist program.  Now a new video has been posted on the Prison Ministry Program.  We are thankful to Sonn Eidem who created this video. It may be viewed on the Prison Ministry page, in the DonorView section, or on our YouTube page shown below.   Your support in prayer and a financial gift, in any amount, is very much appreciated that we may maintain and grow this important mission in Madagascar.


Climate Phenomena

According to the Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Madagascar, the Big Island should increasingly get used to dealing with climatic phenomena or atmospheric events that drive weather patterns across the world. The country is among the ten countries most at risk of this problem. “Now we have to think about building a better understanding of the impact of climate change on people and on children in particular,” he said during an interview on the BBC. Over the past 35 years, no less than 50 cyclones have hit Madagascar, with devastating impacts and far-reaching socio-economic repercussions for the populations concerned.


Child Prisoners

Prison Ministry Madagascar Progam

After much planning and prayer, FOMM is ready to launch a new emphasis in the Prison Ministry Madagascar (PMM) program. This program is for the children who are in prison for stealing vanilla beans.


Cyclone Freddy

Malagasy families are bracing for the strongest tropical storm in a decade as Cyclone Freddy heads for the country's east coast, putting more than two million people at risk, including one million children, warns Save the Children. Cyclone Freddy is expected to make landfall on Tuesday (February 21) as a Category 5 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 165 mph, and could affect up to two million people living in its path. It is the strongest storm to form anywhere on Earth in 2023 and one of only five Category 5 storms on record in February, which could bring torrential rains, widespread flash flooding, dangerous landslides and even ...


Antalaha Children's Prison Ministry Program

We have been busy establishing the Antalaha Children's Prison Ministry Program.  The goal is to have a team at the prison in early March to help the local evangelist leaders establish a 1) Work production program and 2) A literacy program to teach reading and writing.  Madagascar has a low literacy rate with students not receiving a quality education.  Without learning to read and write a children's future is not good. This program is being supported by gifts to FOMM's Prison Ministry Program/Antalaha Children's Program.  All gifts will help us establish and grow this program.  Some early goals ...


Coordinator for Friends of Madagascar Mission in Madagascar

The Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM) has decided to have a Coordinator for Friends of Madagascar Mission in Madagascar.  We have selected a young man by the name of RABEZATO Lovamalala Narcisse. In the interview process, when asked why he would want to work with FOMM, he replied with two reasons:  1)  to be able to help the people of Madagascar who have great needs, and 2)  To help them to know of Jesus' love!!"  He is in the process now of moving to Antananarivo and set up an office there.  He will help FOMM in communication, in visits to the programs for evaluation and help in the setting ...


Living Water Program

Walk 4 Water

The Lenten Season begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22nd.  As individuals and as a congregation, as you prepare for this season of spiritual reflection it is not based upon giving up something; which is typically thought of during Lent.  Rather, it is reflecting upon one's spiritual life of living and giving.  How may one live one's life more fully.  This is called the "richness of our Christian Faith". Friends of Madagascar Mission has a program called "Living Water" to assist you with your Lenten walk.  Please open up access on this web page that describes how you may become ...


Living Water Lenten Resource

Pastors, Sunday School Teachers, Missions Board members, we would like you to preview our new video and discussion guide designed for you to use this Lent. This resource pack provides sample discussion guides for four age groups. Please personalize the discussion guide to fit your local situation. In preparation for your discussion, after viewing the video, use Internet search for information that would be helpful such as maps, country information, coloring sheets for younger children, etc. The two readings (John 3:16 and John 7:37-39) can be incorporated into service readings or looked up and read in small groups or classes. ...


Prison Ministry Madagascar

Friends of Madagascar Mission is working with the Prison Ministry Madagascar (PMM) to expand the number of prisons included in this ministry.  There are 83 prisons in Madagascar and currently we are present in 22 prisons.  One of the prisons we are currently working to include is the Antalaha Prison where many children are incarcerated for stealing vanilla beans.  The vanilla beans are one of Madagascar's main export industries.  The value of the vanilla beans is currently very high and corrupt people hire the children to steal the beans.  When they are caught, they go directly to prison and must wait until ...


Nofy i Androy

New Program for Teen Girls in Rural Madagascar

In 2021 we added a new program to support, the Nofy i Androy (means the dream of the Androy girls), an educational program for girls to keep them in school.  The culture tradition is that girls become mothers at an age of 10-14 years old and stop all education.  The goal of the program is to keep them in school and hopefully to continue post high school education.The cost to support one girl for a year is $200.00. The sponsor will receive a photo, bio and two update letters a year on the student. We have a goal to find 100 sponsors by years end and we are almost on track. Please pray we find more sponsors for this ...


FOMM is Moving Ahead on These Nine Projects

Approved at FOMM's Annual Meeting

It will be a busy meeting.  Aside from the usual board meeting agenda items, we will be dealing with the following exciting growth programs for FOMM to approve:  1)  Manasoa Bible School Building Project 2)  Nofy i Androy (The Dream of the Androy region girls education program) 3)  The Lutheran Blind School in Antsirabe, Madagascar 4)  Fund Raising Project for Seed Bankk and Rice Cleaning Machines in Betroka Region 5)  Evangelist Health Car Plan Proposal 6)  Cottage Industries Project (Home made projects for sale internationally) 7)  Organization and Staffing Plans for FOMM 8)  ...


Mansoa Bible School Rebuilding

The rebuilding of the Mansoa Bible School is a big project carrying a total cost of $75,000.00. It is a main school for the region to train evangelists and catechists. Please pray that people come forward to sponsor the project. Thank you.


Prison Ministry Project

Expansion of Prison Ministry

There are 83 prisons in the country. We help make this ministry possible at 17. For approximately $1,500.00 per year a new prison can become the site of a weekly ministry visit. We are searching for individuals, families, and congregations to adopt a new prison ministry. Please pray we find more sponsors.


Evangelists Project

Please pray with us for us to find a half-dozen new sponsors

Our 54 evangelists are very effective: in three months they visited 1,979 families to share the Gospel with them, which resulted in 608 children and 300 adults being baptized. As a board member recently said when reviewing the evangelist reports, “What would happen in the USA if we reached out to these many homes in a three month period of time?” We have a goal of sponsoring 60 evangelists by year’s end. The cost to sponsor an evangelist is $800 a year. If you want to be a sponsor, please go here.  


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