Disaster Assessment and Response Team- Vohipeno

Though Cylcone Chedza was not classified higher than a category 1 storm it still damaged large regions of the west and east coast of Madagascar. Tim will travel to Vohipeno on the east coast tomorrow to begin assessment of the area to determine if our organization will join in the relief efforts. Much of the […]

Vohitrarivo – Rained Out

Tim visited Vohitrarivo last week and shared the gospel with some of the people there. They were amazed that salvation is a free gift and that we would not charge them for bringing this message. They learned that the catechist in this area has told them that if they do not pay their tithe then […]

It’s Snowing!!!

  It’s snowing right now! Anna is so excited for the kids to see snow while we are Stateside. Judah is running around trying to catch it. Anjara is trying to catch it on her tongue and eat it. Nothing it sticking yet so we are waiting for the chance to make a snow man. […]

Impact Team Evangelism Training

  North Greenville University sends out Impact Teams weekly to communities in the upstate. One of the essentials for these teams is to share the gospel with the people they encounter. I provided evangelism training for the Impact Teams a few weeks ago using a Picture Evangelism Tool developed during our time in Madagascar. We […]

No Water in the Rainforest

I guess we got too comfortable with the rains coming everyday or every few days and forgot to track the water remaining in our cistern. We are out of water in our cistern and have about 150 Liters of water (40 gallons) in the tower so we have virtually stopped using water with exception for […]

A Household of Sickness May, 2013

  So we are well, no real emergency. Anna’s hand is infected and she is taking meds. Tim has strept and is on meds yet has cycled fever and chills multiple times for more than 48 hours. Anzara had a fall today and she ok, a minor sprain in her wrist. I (tim) took her […]

The Vezo of Madagascar

  There are two ways to reach the Vezo of Madagascar: Land and Sea. Sometimes their paths are not far apart.   Amazing beauty but difficult access.   Access to the Vezo is affected by the tide and the rain season. We drove a on a clear, dry day not during the rain season. This […]

Teaching Church Discipline

Church discipline may be a foreign term to you. Its not wholly your fault, church leadership has a responsibility to teach the body how to handle situations when professing believers regularly practice private or public sins. Today I am writing a brief lesson for the believers in AKZ so they can understand that believers will […]

May 5 in AKZ

Tim hiked to AKZ Saturday and slept in a tent. Many thanks to the church in Texas for the tent, to Jeremy for the hiking poles and to Adam for the ankle brace. All these things allowed Tim to get to the village (very slowly) and stay the night to be with the believers there. […]