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Leading from the Outside in an Inside Community

This past month has been one of many trainings.We started off the month by doing trainings with our national partners and continued with some language training, and finished with a time of learning how to better work within our master strategy plans, while packing in time for Suzie to have surgery on her leg.This has been a busy month and it has entailed a lot of traveling.Praise the Lord we made all our flights and we have stayed relatively healthy through it all.
As we have participated and led out in these trainings we have realized that we still have a lot of work in becoming native with our people.We love the Malagasy people, we attempt to live life in a way that shows honor to their culture (food, lifestyle, business practices, greetings, etc…), work hand in hand with them and speak their language. However, we have also realized that it might be that we will always be outsiders in an insider community.
What does this mean?It means that in most the places where we have invested ou…