I greet you in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ,
I trust this mail finds you well.
We are doing good while still trusting God to help us overcome this COVID-19 pandemic.
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name." Psalm 91.
The work at the Mission Center in Antananarivo continues to support the teams in the mission field. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the increase in confirmed cases of this virus, the government has decided to close the national traveling route from city to city so we cannot travel to the mission field. However, due to the excellent mobile network coverage, we can reach out to 80% of our Team by mobile phone and can send funds and support to them by mobile money.
The furthest group in the remote rainforest, are walking to a nearby village, to buy food and medicine and where they can also meet their coordinator leader.
Discovery Bible Study
We thank God for what he is doing. While we are still in this COVID-19 pandemic, people are turning to God to seek prayer, families are beginning to read and do Bible Studies, and our facilitators assisting them with the study; Islands Mission managed to give a Bible to every 40 families that have started.
Saholy is now one of the new Bible Study facilitator leaders. She has seven children with no income due to the COVID-19 crisis, yet she is passionate, willing to facilitate, and is leading the Bible Study for six families and God always with her during times like this. Her children are not going to sleep without food. Praise God, Amen!
Economically and socially, both in the urban and rural areas, this pandemic has severely affected people's livelihood, and the government has to face many challenges with the limited resources that are available, in managing to fight the virus pandemic. The people in Madagascar already live an impoverished life, and more people are losing their jobs on a daily basis. It is very sad to see people and their families suffering. A lot of children are going to bed without food.
We trust God for a miracle and intervention during these tough times.
New Churches are built
We are thankful for the generous donations and gifts, three more Churches that were built in the villages, nationally, only 50 individuals are allowed to worship and gather in a single Church as per the government regulations during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Pastor Rambelison, we are going to miss him!
We admire this couple as a friend and family in Christ. Pastor Rambelison has passed on went to be with Lord; he was a hard-working Church planter in the past 25 years, we are going to miss him a lot; he was a friendly man and loving person.
Please pray for his wife, Esther, she is still serving with us and was part of the Bible translation. Esther is serving Lord, with us as a Church planter and translator
• We are thankful to the Lord for what has done in our area. We could only give one Bible each for 40 families, so please pray for more Bibles to share amongst families that are involved with CBS around our center. We disparately need more Bibles, at least 1000 Bibles every month.
• Please pray for all our teams, leaders, church planters, and all the people involved in the mission field.
• Please pray for communication, training, and resources for this mission.
• Please pray for blessings and support upon the Churches in the mission field, so that they can bless and support their communities and people.
Thank you and Blessings