Reflections about Madagascar-Part 2

Another rhythm of life that I enjoyed experiencing was the worship life of the Malagasy people.  We of course were close observers of the Lutheran Church and their worship life, but we also observed Christians from other denominations, primarily Roman Catholic and the Reformed Church, from the street view.  People walk to church, there are few who own and drive a car to church. So the streets are filled with wave upon wave of people coming and going to church.  You can tell they are church attending because you do not go to church with casual clothing. The people do not have much, but they do have dressy clothing and they ...


Reflections about Madagascar-Part 1

There are rhythms in life.  Rhythms are defined as "a strong, regular, repeated pattern of movement or sound."  During our recent Global Mission Education Trip, and as I reflect upon the time in Madagascar, I felt a strong sense of the rhythms of Madagascar. Everything, everywhere, had this rhythm.  Especially during our trip between the towns of Bezaha and Manasoa.  It was only a total of 21 miles, but it took us 3 1/2 hours to travel this journey.  The roads were near non-existent for vehicles, but the road was full of people doing what they do daily and thus I saw this rhythm of life in this micro ...


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 ...


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