Pray for Bernard

This is Bernard. He is a President-Fokontany in an area where we are working. He has been faithful to meet with us lately and to help us get the government papers we need to work in his Fokontany and the larger Commune. Please Pray: for our safety and our teammates’ safety each week as we […]


Tim travels south to the village named “to steal shame” Tuesday until Thursday. Marcelan, a man from this village, came to AKZ two Sundays ago asking us to visit them and bring the same powerful faith that he witnessed in the life of Papan’i Dery. Please Pray: for Tim’s safety in the village. for Anna […]

Old Friends

Newer is better. Something is better than nothing. What you don’t know can’t hurt you…. Can you think of some reasons why those colloquialisms are not essentially true? Newer is better. I called a long-time friend today. I’ve known him for sixteen years. He discipled me when I was in high school. He is still […]

Prayer Request – Mirana’s Health

Please pray for God to heal Mirana who has a health complication that will require her to end her time here in the forest and return to Antsirabe for better care. Pray that God comforts her through this valley and leads her beside still waters again. Pray for her family to encourage her and support […]

Imported Forms

  We traveled to Antsirabe last week for a seminar on cults and false religions. The teaching was excellent and Pastor Doda’s translation from English into Malagasy is humbling. We learned the general marks of a cult or sect, the history and doctrine of Mormonism and practical ways to share the gospel without arguing with […]

A Week in ABE

This truck blocked the road during our trip to Antsirabe. I can’t figure out what he was doing to slide down the mountain backwards that way. I can say with assurance he will be standing in the unemployment line soon. With the road blocked to ABE, I put Anna and the kids on a train […]

House Hunting

We have been house hunting for about a week now. We are traveling to the States June of next year for our Stateside Assignment and it is suggested to reserve a mission home a year or more in advance. After inquiring about three houses and none being available I think we will start 2 years […]

The Weekend Unplug

We are unplugging this weekend from IFD. Pray for Ramano. He is a potential leader for the group of believers in AKZ. Pray the Holy Spirit will illuminate Ramano’s time in the Word. Pray for us. Pray God gives us wisdom in the decisions that face us this weekend. Pray God gives us His rest […]

Prayer & Praise – NGU, Mirana’s Housing

The praise – Mirana found a house. She moves into her new house in IFD Thursday morning. Thanks for praying. The prayer request – Pray for a Missionary in Residence program at a university in SC. We are being considered as candidates for the new program during our 2013 Stateside Assignment. Pray that we find […]

Prayer Request – Mirana’s Housing

We helped Mirana evacuate her home during the Cyclone because the river flooded it, damaging the foundation. She has returned to IFD recently and is still living with us. PRAY SHE CAN FIND A HOUSE BY THURSDAY. If she cannot, the lack of housing here in IFD may adversely affect her ability to partner with […]

Last Leg

Anna and the kids arrived safely in Johannesburg, South Africa this evening. They will stay at IMB’s guesthouse there, then fly to Mada tomorrow, arriving in the afternoon. Thanks for your prayers during their travel. Please keep praying. We will rest this weekend and then begin our journey home to the rainforest.