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Finding Interpreters

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Right now I’m trying to locate an interpreter who can accompany us on our travels. The primary language spoken in Madagascar is Malagasy. (No, they don’t teach that in any language institutes in the United States.) To truly profit from a survey trip, it’s essential to communicate with the nationals, not just English-speaking missionaries. Please pray that God will lead me to a believing interpreter who understands the importance and purpose of our trip, and who can speak English, Malagasy and French.

I just got off the phone with a man living in Antananarivo who has served as an interpreter for missionaries on bush survey trips before. We had a six-minute conversation, in which my Malagasy calling card chewed through about fifteen minutes of call time. He graciously told me he would think about it, and asked for a call back tomorrow.

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