Merry Christmas!

Each and every one of us were foreigners to God’s Kingdom, to his lands, and with no hope of acceptance. So then God came to us, to our land. As one of us, he tore down the fences and the dividing walls that were built by our sin; and the effort killed him. But death couldn’t keep him and…

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New Life

And so begins our bold ministry to the Antakarana. Whether working in the rice fields, sitting on our porches or fishing, we will speak of the God of creation and boast of him in all that we do, lifting up prayers and thanks to him as our friends watch and see that he is a part of every aspect of our lives.

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VIDEO: Nosy Mitsio | 001

A short video introducing the Antakarana people, our team, and our work on Nosy Mitsio.  All the footage is of the Antakarana people.  This video was made by Tori Alverson, an AIM TIMO member from the nearby island of Nosy Be where she worked among the Sakalava people.

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As a Child

Can you imagine being born again? Everything you see is for the first time. The world is bright and the sights are strange. Everyone’s talking at you and they’re clearly excited to see you, but none of it makes sense: it all just sounds like gibberish…

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New Beginnings

First impressions are crucial. People often remember how they first met someone, what they seemed like, how they acted. Opinions of other people, their character, and their motivations are often formed in the first few minutes of being around them…

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The Sacrifice

The chanting began as everyone gathered behind the stones. I was summoned, and one older lady came over to help me tie my traditional cloth properly around my body. Then I was told to take off my shoes. She walked with me over the burning hot sand to where everyone was already seated…

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Narrow

Imagine taking a regular-sized van made for about 12 people: 3 rows plus the front seat. Then squeeze the 3 rows of seats closer to each other so that you can put another seat in the back – bumping the available space to about 15 people with very little leg-room. Each row is technically made for three people. Now, take that same van and start by…

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His Only Son

At the bottom of the first five steps of our outdoor stairway, Matimu was laying, toppled over under his walker. He had just started to cry. Lora got there first and picked him up, but I was the first to see the blood pouring out of his mouth, dripping on the ground. I grabbed Matimu from Lora and started running…

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Watch this video for an introduction to the Antakarana people and our work among them

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Thanks to the VBS at DeSoto Community Church of God for sending the great little gifts for Matimu's class at school here! The kids loved it!

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Happy third birthday to David! Youre getting big so fast! It was so nice to celebrate with you and enjoy your special day today!

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How time flies. Your boys have grown so much. Hope David’s day was wonderful!

Its my favorite time of the year: litchi season! It only lasts about one month, or on lucky years, sometimes a little longer. Theyre a little red berry-ish (but not really) sort of fruit that grow abundantly on very large trees. Theyre my favorite fruit! During litchi season I usually eat a bit over one pound of litchi per day, for as long as I can keep buying them in the market!   😋😋😋Image attachmentImage attachment

It's my favorite time of the year: litchi season! It only lasts about one month, or on lucky years, sometimes a little longer. They're a little red berry-ish (but not really) sort of fruit that grow abundantly on very large trees. They're my favorite fruit! During litchi season I usually eat a bit over one pound of litchi per day, for as long as I can keep buying them in the market! 😋😋😋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Willards! We're thankful for a God who chooses to call his people to participate in his work. We're thankful also for a God who always takes care of us whatever obstacles or challenges we face - we know that where he's leading us is always good. We're thankful for a healthy family and our two awesome sons. And we're thankful that, this year at least, we get to have a mostly-American-like set of Thanksgiving food. We all enjoyed it!

Our main meal was fried chicken pieces, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes and gravy - all entirely from scratch! (Because we had no choice otherwise, haha!) And our dessert options were pumpkin pie (also from scratch), litchi, and bananas. That's one thing I'm also thankful for right now: litchi season has just begun and they're my favorite fruit!
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We love you guys Jesus bless you

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes my friend

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