Monday, September 12, 2011

Back from Sainte Marie!

Wow, so it's been a long time since I last posted! Sorry for the inconsistency, but I've been really busy! On August 31 I left for an island called Sainte Marie off the east coast of Madagascar along with about 30 other people, 9 internationals and the rest nationals from here in Madagascar. We took a 24 hour bus drive and a 2 hour boat drive...yes, very long. But when I first saw the island it looked like something out of King Kong, or like I'd just landed on the island from LOST. (4 8 15 16 23 42) It was SO beautiful! We had an amazing time on the island, and the Holy Spirit was definitely with us, transforming lives. We knew before we arrived that witchcraft is practiced very strongly in that place, so we were very diligent in prayer. Waking up at 5 everyday to pray together...not sure how effective MY prayers were that early ;) just kidding. I didn't keep a count, but I'm guessing around 100 people accepted Christ as their savior while we were there, praise Jesus! I felt really privileged to be a part of such an incredible ministry. I talked to one woman in a small village; while we were sitting in her tiny hut and she was gutting the fish she had just caught, she heard the name of Jesus for the first time ever. Ten minutes later she said she believed and wanted to live for Him, it was unreal! And this was a common story among our team members. The harvest was truly ripe.

So now back in Tana, I have lots to do! Lots of stories to write and newsletters. And tomorrow I'm going to speak to a group of Christian university students and mobilize them for missions! Please be praying that God would give me the right words to speak. I know His words will never return void. Then this coming Friday I'm going on another outreach to a city in the east called Manakara. I'm still recovering from the last outreach...traveling in Madagascar is definitely not easy. So that should be interesting. But if it's anything like the last outreach, no amount of discomfort could be too much to save some souls for the Kingdom. Of course, that's easy to say but I'm still not looking forward to the journey ;)

Anyway here's some pictures from the last outreach!

my mission trip pose, standing in the Indian Ocean, perfect!

the whole team on our last day!

perfect beaches and palm trees

the first morning I woke up and saw this from my porch, God's promises remain!

sharing the gospel in a small rural village

1 comment:

  1. love the LOST reference! wish I was there with you!