The Local Music Scene

Our family has had the opportunity to spend time with some local musicians for a few months now, learning the Sakalava language and culture and discovering their musical talent. Ladis, the lead singer,… Continue reading

Relationships & Reality

A week has passed since the funeral of Mama Gnesa. If she lived in North America she would still be alive, but death is what happens to many of those who become sick… Continue reading

The Journey

January in Nosy Be… rain falling, rice growing, and language learning. We have been told that January and February are miserable here, with nothing but hot days interrupted by thunderstorms. But being from… Continue reading

One Weird, New Year’s Missionary Idea…(and other thoughts)

I sit down to write a blog and wish that I had the right message to share with you. Truly, I get anxiety (although that’s not surprising if you know me well enough)… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from the McReynolds Tribe

Next week we head to the other side of Nosy Be to a villa on the beach. Our team will spend Christmas together, mixing up all of our individual Christmas traditions into one… Continue reading

Back to the Present

We have just returned from a long absence from our village life. For three weeks we were attending a conference in Machakos, Kenya, focused on learning more about Africa in general, and also… Continue reading

God’s rule over injustice gives us hope

It was team day and we were gathered together in the neighboring jungle where our teammates reside, about an hour walk from our home. The day before there had been rioting related to… Continue reading

Exploring Madagascar

We have been busy the last few weeks! First, we took a trip as a team to Mahajanga, a city on the west coast of Madagascar, where we met up with other AIM… Continue reading

Down at the river…

Each week I pile up a basin of dirty laundry, a couple packets of laundry detergent, a bar of laundry soap, softener (a fine luxury), a large cup and a hand scrubber. I’ve… Continue reading

The Newest Member of the Family

Camden brought home an abandoned duckling from the soccer field/cow pasture yesterday. He and the girls then began construction on a proper home for a baby duck, complete with in-ground swimming pool (a… Continue reading

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