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Missionary Spotlight : Madagascar – seizing the opportunities
September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight : Madagascar – seizing the opportunities

  Madagascar is a large island (1,000 miles long and 300 miles across) 250 miles off the east coast of Africa. It is one of the poorest countries in the world.   No one knows the origins of the indigenous people, although it seems fairly certain that Malagasy culture has Malayo-Polynesian roots. Many of the people have light brown skin, straight black hair and Polynesian features, while others have a more distinctly Negroid look. What unites them is a common language — Malagasy — and an amazingly gentle, smiling, forbearing temperament that makes them a delight to be with. Missionaries Among the earliest missionaries to...

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Missionary Spotlight – Medicine in Mandritsara
September 2003
Madagascar

Missionary Spotlight – Medicine in Mandritsara

  In 1996 a small mission hospital called the Good News Hospital was opened in Mandritsara, a market town in the northern interior of Madagascar.   This is a remote but populous area, where almost everyone lives by subsistence farming — mainly of rice and cattle. The hospital was begun by a team from Africa Evangelical Fellowship, working in partnership with Malagasy Christians from the Association of Bible Baptist Churches of Madagascar. This indigenous group of churches, which is now fully responsible for the hospital project, was the fruit of the former Madagascar Bible Mission, begun in 1932 by Brynlee Evans and his wife, who...

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