Misy Mitady

This month the Lord has been reminding me the importance of dying to myself and living for Christ.  John 12:24-26 compares us to a grain of wheat.  If the grain falls to the earth and dies, it bears fruit.  God has called us to bear fruit; spiritual fruit, therefore we must die to ourselves.  Galatians 2:20 is a familiar verse as well.  “I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Dying to self is a choice.  We must resolve to take up our cross daily and follow Him. 

“Misy mitady” is a phrase representing a reality of our life here.  “Someone’s looking for you.”  Each day, and I mean EACH day, we’re given the opportunity to decide how we’re going to handle someone looking for us.  Usually they’re in need of help.  This help can range anywhere from school fees, to sickness, to rent, to bus fare.  Each person really needs help, of course some more than others.

Some days I don’t want any visitors.  Some days when I see someone waiting I think about hiding.  This month I’ve challenged myself with each visitor to pray as I go out to greet them that the Lord will lead my heart with how I’m supposed to help.  Some days we can meet the need completely.  Some days we can’t meet their need at all.  Some days we can meet them somewhere in the middle.  My deepest desire, once I pull back the layers of “self,” is to listen to them and love them.  One of the greatest things I can do with all of them is pray with them!

There are a variety of tasks we must tend to on a day to day basis.  As church planter’s we’re reproducing disciples to reproduce churches and raise up leaders who will do the same.  As Christian’s we’re living examples of Christ in everything we do.  What type of example are we setting?    


*New teammates are arriving this month

*We’re seeing more and more people (100s) step up to be trained and are passionate about going to the next villages to share the Good News

*All our kids seem to be settling into the semester after the first month back to school.

*We’re getting back into the groove of life and ministry

Prayer Requests:

*Brett & Katelyn Fredenberg- new teammates.  Pray they will settle in and adjust well to life here in a new culture with a new foreign language to learn.  Pray they will be encouraged and God will continually confirm their call to Fort Dauphin and the Antandroy people.

*Emma has had a rash on her hands and sore thumb nail-beds, as well as a cold. Pray for complete healing.

*Pray we would have wisdom and guidance as we press forward in ministry; the we would stay Kingdom focused!

 Training in Ambovombe 
 Training in Salohimahasoa
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Ladies' from church bringing gift to Pastor Rene  and praying for his wife, Cecilia, who was sick in Tana
Map of the villages the believer's are going to share next
Visiting with my friend, Mireille


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