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22 January 1973: Roe v. Wade

I will occasionally post articles on this blog that may not be about Madagascar specifically. This is one of them. Since our nation today remembers an unpleasant anniversary date, that of Roe v. Wade, I wanted to share this video:

Issues like this compel God’s people to pray. .

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01 2010

A Thought and a Picture

Below is a picture from Madagascar. It was taken from a helicopter. We were leaving a village that had heard of Jesus and the Bible for the first time that day. We spent a few hours teaching them the Story, and left them with Bibles.

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Here is another picture. We did not stop at this village. We flew right over it. The people that you see in this picture have never heard of the Bible nor of Jesus. I don’t know if they ever will.

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I needed to see these pictures again, because my comfortable Christianity tries to lull me from the compelling reality of the world’s unevangelized. I also needed to hear again what Jesus said when He looked at needy people:

Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Therefore beseech the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest.”

(Matthew 9:36-38)

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25

09 2009

Quick Update

I’ll have to be brief. Internet access is occasional and intermittent.

  • On Monday, Jim Wiginton, Paiton Wiginton, and Steve Hafler arrived in Madagascar.
  • On Tuesday, we flew to the rain forest (eastern Madagascar) via helicopter. There, we landed in a rural village and preached the Gospel. We believe that people were saved.
  • The next few days, we will be in and around the capitol, surveying and learning as much as we can about this needy country.
  • Beginning Sunday of next week, we will launch a three-day intensive survey into the extreme north. Part of this survey will involve locating unreached villages that have never heard the name of Christ. Pray for the opening of their hearts.

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08 2009

Update from Jim Wiginton

Jim Wiginton, part of the Madagascar team for 10 days, shares part of his Madagascar journal. Read the rest of this entry →

12

08 2009

To Antsirabe and Back Again

I returned today from a visit to Antsirabe, a major city several hours south of Tana. There, I visited a church planted five years ago by a missionary. The church is now under the leadership of a Malagasy pastor named Kris. He was saved through the ministry, and subsequently trained by the missionary. Kris and I spent over three hours on Saturday night talking about Madagascar and his ministry there. What a joy! I met many wonderful Malagasy people during my visit there, and worshiped with with them on Sunday.

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08 2009

Around Tana

Yesterday, I took a walk around a neighborhood. I found some guys playing foosball at a little game hut. They call it baby fut.

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08 2009

Around Tulear

I’m still here in Tulear, but I’m scheduled to fly out mid-afternoon. I have my familiar friendly taxi-driver, Patrick, here to show me the city sights. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2009

My Fort Dauphin Misadventure

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I’m “supposed” to be in Fort Dauphin right now. Supposed to be. My Fort Dauphin misadventure has begun. Read the rest of this entry →

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08 2009

Shame on Me

Shame on me for not posting more about my Madagascar experiences. Before leaving, I was so excited that I could hardly sleep at night. My excitement hasn’t exactly faded, but my energy level definitely did. Something about getting on several airplanes, sleeping at airports, and relocating to a different continent and time zone has a way of taking it out of me.

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08 2009

Madagascar: More Amazing Than I Thought

I’ve come to the end of my first full day in Madagascar. It has been a torrent of learning, of experience, of interaction, and of memories. Unfortunately, I’m too tired to keep myself awake and try to write about it all. I hope to do so soon. Meanwhile, here are a couple of pictures.

We took a walk early this morning in the neighborhood in which I'm staying

We took a walk early this morning in the neighborhood in which I'm staying

The missionary's house where I am staying.

The missionary's house where I am staying.

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08 2009