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Alma 26:12 - Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

More photos and info from 8/11/2014 Letter

More photos and info from 8/11/2014 Letter

Third pic - this is what a lot of "tsena"s look like. A tsena is a market. People sell their individual products. This one being akondro (bananas for those that dont speak malagasy, oh wait, thats all of you.... ;)

Fourth pic - another cute kid, this time holding interesting wildlife. I have seen all sorts of cool wildlife here in Madagascar, including a few wild lemurs. 

Fifth pic - I dont really know what is going on. This doesnt look like any place I have worked. A costal area, but I didnt any of these in Fort Dauphin. 

Sixth pic - A nice picture of Tana. That is a palace up at the top of the hill. The old one is behind it where we cant see it. Also take note of the angel statue in the middle of the lake. I still havent been, but suposedly you can get up inside of the angel. Next adventure?? Final thing to note is the famous Antananarivo sign to the right. Look familar?? They copied the idea from the Hollywood sign. However, people here have stolen some of the metal that was used to build it, and so it is not complete anymore. Dont leave things out in the open, they tend to disappear. Theft is a problem here, but they have to be really sketchy about it, because if they get caught, they might be killed, if not, beaten close to death. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Great Week

Letter and inserts from Aug 11 email and mission news letter.
Info from the newsletter will be in italic.

This has been a great week! Yesterday we had 17 investigators at church. The work this week went really well. 

So this week I want to try and help everyone come to a little deeper understanding of malagasy culture. I am not sure how i am going to do that, but I am going to try. To help with this I am going to foward our weekly newsletter from this week. It has some interesting pictures in it. 

Picture of the Week:  This week’s newsletter is going to be lots and lots of pictures of Madagascar to show Reunion how things are over here in Mada.  We would like to invite Reunion to send us loads of pictures for next week’s newsletter, thus showing Mada missionaries how Reunion is.  Thanks for your participation.

Kids here are adorable… You will see more examples in the following pictures.

Mom Note: The Reunion Islands are part of Elder Weber's mission, but it is more like two separate missions.  The missionaries receive a call to specifically Madagascar to speak Malagasy or to Reunion to speak French.  They don't typically mix or change, even though they all have one mission president.

First pic - cute kid. They exist everywhere. 

Another cute kid eating a Litchi which is a fruit here that should be coming into season in about 2 months.

 Mom note: Many more pictures to come over the next couple of days.  It is pretty time consuming to post them.