Madagascar Link

BLEAN CHURCH MADAGASCAR LINK

Our link with Reverend Olivier and his parishes in Madagascar is very strong and our Madagascar group meets regularly, both to manage various projects and organise fundraising.

Madagascar Lunches take place about once per month and everyone is welcome to join in! The aim is to hear about and discuss our various projects - and raise funds; we're talking about £5 per person - to include the cost of the lunch. Don't be shy, you don't even need to be a member of the congregation, just contact Mike Swain on 07956 638928, to find out the date and venue for the next lunch, or indeed if you want further information about our link and projects.     

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Below are a selection of recent messages from Rev Olivier in Ambatondrazaka, North East Madagascar ...

30th August 2017

Dear Friends in Blean,

 

I'm happy to write you again. Longtime, especially the month August, I'm in holiday. So I went to Faratsiho in my birthplace to visit my mother. There was a marriage of my niece. So I participated the service with the Priest there.

 

So now I'm here in Ambatondrazaka. The work for covering the roof of St James Ambatondrazaka is going well. The Blean commission here, lead by Mr Zozo, have prepared the buying the Solar panel and after we will be going to offer it to the new church in Mahatsinjo.

 

The feeding project also is going well. Last week, the teachers of Sunday School here and in my parish and deanary participated in training, lead by central diocese, of Sunday School teachers. It makes the teachers to improve the teaching of the children and the evangelism for the children.

 

The mothers union in the diocese of Tana have a great meeting this week. My wife is going to join it in Tana.

 

Our Nation is now in preparation of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the relation British-Madagascar(diplomatie). So Her Majesty Anne will come to Tana in October. Our President of republic ask for the anglican church to work with the State for leading the prayer in her visit to St Lawrence Cathedral in Tana. I may be appointed this occasion. The Madagascar embassy will open in London on September.

 

That is enough now, next time we will talk other things. God bless you all.

 

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier     

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25th July 2017

Dear all friends in Blean,

We're happy to make you know that the money you have sent for supporting the roof of Ambatondrazaka and Solar panel for Mahatsinjo is in our Bank now,

It's £1982.52.Thank you very, very much for your help because it is make us to be strong to continue the great work before us. We hope that the new church in Mahatsinjo will become clear, not only by energy but also clear spirituality.

So to show you our delighted, we repeat you three times thank ,thank ,thank you.

Thanks be to God that we could celebrate the harvest feast in Ambatondrazaka on last Sunday 23 July. Most people came to the church to bring their product and fruit that the Lord blessed them. The money we got in this time is for continuing the work of the extending in Ambatondrazaka.

God bless you all,

Yours in Christ

Revd Olivier

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30th May 2017

Dear friends in Blean,

We send you Easter Greeting.Thanks be to the Lord that each Easter day He reminds the Christians their victory with Christ,even though there are many troubles and problems touching the human life.

During the few days after Easter I was not in Ambatondrazaka, there was a meeting and training of the Clergies of the diocese of Antananarivo in Tana on 24 – 27 April; after that we went to evangelize in Anosimalaza(VODIRIANA). There is one new Church there, it is in MORAMANGA’s Parish. Moramanga is one Parish in our Deanary, so as a Dean, the Priest there invited me to come there to join with them. It’s wonderful to find the enthusiasm of the people to built the house of God. I and the laity parson from Tananarive came there. The people there received us heartily. Vodiriana is far from Moramanga(about 40km and we must walk on foot 15km because the Car and Motobike and other transport cannot pass there).

Finally, we want to show you our gratitude. We feel your great love for us. Thank you very much for persuading the PCC to deal with us and to continue to support the Feeding project, Roof of St James, Solar panel for Mahatsinjo. We couldn’t repay all th things you have done for us, but God thinks and knows all things you did for us (Hebrew 6:10).  About women training for health, I will meet for the mothers union here to program this project. I also need to meet Dr Zoe to arrange about the mosquito nets. I think that each family in our deanary shoulld get one or two Mosquito nets.

I think that is all until my next message.

Yours in Christ,

Olivier

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15th May 2017

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30th Oct 2016

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