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ALEX & RACHEL'S
May 2022 Update

       Hey everyone! We have now been in Madagascar for just over two months. Thank you to everyone who was praying for us and our journey here. We are grateful to be back here in Madagascar after more than a year and a half of being away.

       For months now we have been feeling that God was leading us to move from Fort Dauphin to Antananarivo. One of the main reasons we felt this way was so that we could focus on the online ministry through New Life Madagascar. Another reason was that we saw that the work in Fort Dauphin continued to advance so well even while we were in Canada.

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WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING

     So once we arrived we began looking for a house to rent, working on paperwork for Gianna’s Visa, and taking time to get used to a new city. We had been staying in a guest house but, just a few days ago, we moved into our new house. Although it is more expensive than housing in Fort Dauphin, we thank God because it is in a really safe area with a great missionary community around us.

     Alex has also been able to continue to release videos online since we have been here and we have been humbled by the response to the videos from people who are watching them. We have also been blessed to be able to have met many other missionaries and wonderful Malagasy people this first short while of being here. 

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      We have also started taking Malagasy lessons here in Antananarivo as the dialect is different than what we are used to in Fort Dauphin. We are enjoying meeting with our teachers a few times each week.

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WHAT'S NEXT

      Right now our plan is to go to Fort Dauphin near the beginning of June and stay there for about two months. During this time we will be visiting and spending time with churches, co-workers, our sponsor children, and friends, with the goal of encouraging them and seeing how they are doing. Our goal is for the work to continue while we are not there and, Lord willing, we will be able to visit them a few times each year. We are asking for prayer as we make decisions and plans for what ministry will look like there without us there permanently. 

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR US

  1. For us as we settle into a new city.

  2. For God to lead us in ministry and give us wisdom as we go to Fort Dauphin.

  3. That the ministry in Fort Dauphin would continue on without us there.

  4. That God would bring us the right Malagasy people to work together with New Life Madagascar here in Tana.

Thank you and God bless!

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