HELP US GET BACK TO MADAGASCAR
We are in our 3rd month of living in the USA, and most of that time we have been on the road. Again. While there are similarities between the 6 of us and a band of Gypsies, we have not always been, as the Willie Nelson song goes, the best of friends. Two months of living out of suitcases and sleeping in random beds will strain any relationship. But we also had opportunities to see family, old and new friends, and many amazing sites that our country has to offer – including the 9/11 Memorial in New York, a moving and fitting reminder of that tragic day 18 years ago.
Now we are (semi) settled in Texas, where we will be for the next several weeks. Our 3 oldest kids are in their 3rd week of school, and Rebe is preparing for a Mama Vao Vao art show happening in October at All Saints PCA in Austin.
Our plan is to return to Madagascar in January… but we need your help. Part of our role as missionaries with MTW and AIM is to find the funding for every part of our ministry. This includes our personal needs, and the needs of ministry projects. While we have a strong, amazing partner base, every time we return to the states it is necessary to find additional financial partners for our work. This time around our needs look like this:
- $750 of monthly support. This requires partners to give monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
- $10,000 one-time expenses. This is for things like travel to/from the filed, set-up costs, and other items that do not fall into the one-time category.
- $10,000 Sakalava Ministry Project expenses. This is for the various ministries that are currently happening in Madagascar. For example, we would like to continue sending the music team to other parts of Madagascar to train churches on writing worship music from Scripture. Other ministries include: music studio, church leadership training, theological education for new church plants, and Malagasy missionary training.
Please consider praying for these needs, sharing these needs, and/or helping us meet them. Additionally, we would love to talk with you about the ministry in Madagascar. You can find our MTW missionary page, where you can join our team, here.
One last thing… did you know you can access the Sakalava music that has been created from Scripture on iTunes and Spotify? Just search for Groupe Tsinfitaka and you can hear the songs expertly produced by Caleb Wiley. And if you want to purchase any of the music, just go to BandCamp.com – all proceeds go directly to the members of the band and the Sakalava Music Project.