When Things Fall Apart

Sometimes, even in ministry, everything just falls apart.  The foundation has crumbled, the walls have collapsed, the seed has rotted, and the sprouts are choked by weeds and burnt by the sun.  Sometimes by the end, there’s nothing to show for our years of efforts.

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Our Double Lives

Where we are now is about as close as we can come to being on the exact opposite side of the world from where we were just a month ago. Sometimes that’s what it can feel like, going from one side of the planet to the other – like we’re standing upside down…

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Darkness

This is the heaviness we face constantly these days, the utter darkness that seems to surround us on all sides. This is how things are made right in their world: figure out what the ancestors want and do it, or else pay the price – it could cost you your life…

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Visiting the US Next Year!

That’s what our last few years have been like here on Nosy Mitsio: exciting! Challenging! Full of promise, hope, struggles, loss, and gain. In it all we see God at work. He’s maintained us, given us strength and perseverance when we’ve needed it most, and he’s opened our eyes to see…

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Firm Foundations

As I was guiding our boat to shore, the passengers started pointing towards our village and shouting out, “what’s that?” “What happened!?” “Something looks wrong!” Rising from the ground next to our house was the peak of a roof…

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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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Shipwrecked!

At 5 am on Monday morning, a neighbor was shouting urgently outside our window, “Adam! Adam! The boat!” I rolled out of bed in the early morning light and…

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It’s Here!

They just kept holding onto some hope or sign in the sky that this would be the day for the west wind to come. Every day, we talked about the same things: the rice is nearly finished, the dried fish have been bagged up too long, and when is the west wind coming? Some said the relentless northeast wind is a curse…

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Death and Life

Several scattered skulls, the stench of rotting flesh, and a handful of abandoned shacks were the only things remaining from the week’s festivities that ended just that morning. The quietness of our village was a huge difference from the hundreds of people partying and worshiping their ancestors here during the preceding days.

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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!

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