Tana City Church
Since January 2015 we have been to Ankavandra and the Bemaraha plateau three times. Our most recent trip was from 27 to 29 May this year.
We landed at Ambohirano close to our store room. As usual, many children and women were there to meet us. We had a bag of clothes to distribute and Tojo took the opportunity to preach the good news.
Then we went to Befosa where Doctor Justin did some consultations, Tojo shared the gospel and we were able to show a movie at night. Unfortunately, half of the villagers were not there due to the fact that they where harvesting some miles away. The next morning we went to Begara, where several houses had been burnt by the dahalo a month ago. Here we distributed another two bags of clothes - much appreciated by the villagers. Doctor Justin also did many consultations, including circumsions and tooth extractions. A young church, with about 30 people, was born in that village last year, and they were keen to meet with us. Amongst other things they wanted to know our intentions with our visits, as well as more about the Bible and the good news. So I shared with them why we were visiting them and our vision for this area. Tojo did the translation from French to Malagasy. Jean-Christophe, our Helimission pilot, also shared some words with the fledgling christians. We were told that two other villages in this area would like us to visit soon. This trip has been very encouraging for us and we are looking forward to going back in June.
On our way back we flew over Bevero, the village that was burned in February. It seems as if the village has been abandoned, as nobody came out to greet us. This is very sad for me personally, as we had many good relationships with people there.