God has faithfully started many new churches among the Mahafaly. New leaders face temptation, persecution and suffering. Many of their families pressure them to return to the ways of the ancestors. The intense famine and drought the Mahafaly have experienced the last few years cause leaders to fear for their families and communities. Pray that leaders and new believers will stand strong in their new faith, empowered with His Spirit (Ephesians 1:15-23).
Praise the Lord there are now more than a dozen new churches among the Mahafaly! Please pray for the new churches:- that believers would grow in their faith and be established.
– Pray that they would share the gospel and plant new churches
– Pray for those suffering, as a result of drought
New groups of believers- pray that new believers would be committed to studying the word and meeting together. Pray that they will share the truth with friends and family.
The International Mission Board (IMB) reports that they are praying for rain so that they may have water to baptise the several new believers who have come to faith in the remote areas around the church plants south of Tulear.
We praise God that the International Mission Board (IMB) has seen three churches planted, and leaders equipped to plant other churches, south of Tulear, Madagascar.
IMB reports that they are praying for rain so that they may have water to baptise the several new believers who have come to faith in the remote areas around the church plants south of Tulear.
The IMB has seen 3 church planted, and leaders equipped to plant others, south of Tulear.
The IMB has seen 4 Mahafaly churches planted in villages south of Tulear, southwestern Madagascar. Please pray for the continued development of those groups of believers and that they may be encouraged to multiply their fellowships.
During a survey to Analaiva, we learned that a significant number of Mahafaly migrant workers are permanently settled around the SUCOMA sugar cane plantation. There is potential to work through a local Biblical Baptist church to reach this group. While there are no Mahafaly believers in the church, the pastor is part Mahafaly and has a heart to reach this people group.
There is a possibility for a short survey in 2 Mahafaly villages south of Tulear in June. This will be done in partnership with the Evangelical Baptist Church who has expressed a desire to see a church planted in the Mahafaly dialect. The EBC has proposed a Malagasy pastor (Herman) from their denomination to lead a church planting team to the Mahafaly. We are hoping to get to know Herman better during the survey.