Adam hoeing the garden

Preparing the ground for a harvest

We believe the church, the body of Christ, is an active and participative body, functioning and fulfilling its purpose because of each and every one of its members’ activity.  We are fulfilling our purpose in the body of Christ by living and working in Madagascar to spread the Kingdom of God.  We ask that you would also consider joining our work, and we especially ask that you would listen if you feel the Holy Spirit leading you to participate with us.

There are many ways that you could join us and support us in our efforts.  This article is a great summary of some of the best ways to support all missionaries (including us), to give you some basic ideas: 6 Ways You Can Support Missionaries.

If you’d like to seriously consider joining our work in person, we are currently looking for more long-term workers to join our team in reaching the unreached peoples of Madagascar.  This is a very challenging job in a demanding environment and it requires a special kind of commitment and dedication that’s not for everyone.  But if you’re really interested and able to commit to a few years at a minimum, please contact us to learn more about the possibility of joining our team.

We also have an extended short-term opportunity for any qualified person interested in playing a support role on our team.  We’re looking for individuals who would be able to focus their time on educating the children on our team.  This would free up more of our time to invest more of our skills and experience directly into the daily ministry.  It would be a great opportunity for the interested individual to experience a new culture, language, and environment while also being a direct support to the work of reaching unreached people with the good news of Jesus!  This position is available for any qualified person willing to commit to three months or more.  Please contact us for more details if you’re interested.

We also love it when friends and family and supporters consider visiting us, to see firsthand the movement of the Kingdom of God in Madagascar.  You could possibly participate for a short (or long) time and it would definitely be a great encouragement to us!  Please contact us at least 3 months in advance if you’re considering a visit.  As pioneer missionaries in a challenging location, a visit may not work well for everyone.  The accommodation of your visit often depends a lot on the stage of ministry we’re in and how we can best incorporate your visit into our ongoing work.  It may also require you to set aside several weeks or even a month for travel.  But with enough time and plenty of flexibility and determination on your part we should be able to work out a visit and we would love to have you see what God is doing on this side of the world!

We also need plenty of people praying for us and for God’s work here and for the Malagasy people.  There are many things about life here that are difficult, and not just for us but also for the Malagasy people.  Their livelihood often depends on the weather, which has recently been made difficult by cyclones, floods, and droughts.  Along with pervasive tropical diseases and continuing political instability that makes access to resources difficult for most people, there are many reasons why all of us here need your prayer.  Here on our website, we have a regularly-updated prayer request page that you can reference any time for specific things we would like you to pray about.  And of course, you can always pray generally for us, our work, and the entire island of Madagascar.  And you can always let us know!  We love to hear that you’re praying for us.

And finally, you can join our work by supporting us materially.  Sending packages is slow, but so far we’ve found it to be quite reliable.  On our contact page, we have a list we keep updated with things we either need or which would make our lives more comfortable or enjoyable in Madagascar, so feel free to take a look and read about details for securely sending packages to Madagascar.

Sowing seeds in good ground, to produce a harvest!

Sowing seeds in good ground, to produce a harvest!

Also, you can make financial contributions which help us continue to live in Madagascar, participating in God’s work and funding our rural development activities.  We’re not independently wealthy and Madagascar’s economy (one of the poorest in the world) is insufficient for us to support ourselves solely through “tent-making” efforts.  We’ll never charge the Malagasy people anything for the work we do among them and with them, nor will we ever take up a collection from them for ourselves, so that the Good News may be to them entirely free, just as it was freely given to us (2 Cor. 12:14-15).  So, without people just like you participating in our work by supporting us financially and sending us to Madagascar, there’d be no way that we could be the “bearers of Good News” (Romans 10:14-15).

Not that any one person has to give a lot.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and with everyone together it will be enough for us to continue this work.  Please consider making your contribution a monthly commitment, as it helps us better prepare our finances from month to month.  Our goal is to keep the burden on our supporters as low as possible.  Thankfully Madagascar is cheap to live in and the Good News is entirely free and can be endlessly multiplied.  Similarly, passing on skills and training while developing local resources costs very little.  Therefore, the budget for all four of us is only $1650 a month.  Please prayerfully consider supporting us monthly or one-time!  If you want to see a specific breakdown of where the different costs are allocated, please click here for our: Budget.

Any financial contributions you choose to make to our work through Sanctuary Church are 100% tax-deductible and the entire contribution goes to our work.  You can do that electronically by using the online donate button here (which accepts all major credit cards):

 

Or you can send a check through the mail.  Please write your checks to the order of “Sanctuary Church, but in the memo write “Willard Missionaries .  If you intend to make a monthly contribution via check, please include a note indicating this so that we can adequately plan in our budget.  You can mail checks to:

Adam & Lora Willard
c/o Sanctuary Church
PO Box 700217
Tulsa, OK 74170
USA

If you want to make a deposit directly into our bank, send a wire transfer, or any other sort of international deposit, please e-mail us for the details at:  MadagascarAdam@gmail.com .  Also, please be aware that contributions made to us directly, such as a wire transfer or direct deposit into our personal bank account, are not tax-deductible.

Thank you so much for considering joining with us as we work together for the Kingdom of God in Madagascar!