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Nate & Tammy Lashway Report from Madagascar

Photo: David Boyd in Madagascar


May 2011

Dear Family and Friends:

This last week wore me out, but I am so very happy it did. We were blessed to have David Boyd and a BGMC team here for a week of ministry in Madagascar. On this trip, David came with Jay Risner, who is an AGWM missionary evangelist to the children of the world. Both of these guys have been friends for many years. In addition to David and Jay, we had Kelly Presson and Mike Gold. Kelly is a great and talented children's pastor from the Michigan District, and Mike is a part of the missions prayer task force for Kelly's church.

They arrived on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning we were headed off to Tamatave on the east coast to see how the Malagasy coastal people live and then have a day of children's ministry training and several children's outreaches.

The pace was hectic, but the pastors and leaders there were so appreciative and hungry for training. After several days in Tamatave, we returned to the capital and held a training seminar for the children's workers in Antananarivo.

The following day was our annual Kid's Day celebration, where over 3,000 kids from various AG churches gathered under one roof for ministry, singing, performances, and spiritual encouragement. This year our BGMC team shared a special message with illusions, stories, and illustrations that the kids loved.

Throughout the week the team asked about the ongoing ministry in Madagascar and how they could pray and participate further in helping us in our work. BGMC has been such a blessing to us over the years. There was never a day this week when we slowed down. But in the end, everyone was glad to know they squeezed the life out of each and everyday day they spent with us. They left fulfilled and exhausted, and we remained behind tired but extremely encouraged.

Thanks BGMC for making this past week possible. We are so blessed to have so many great supporters.

Feeling frazzled for the cause,

Nate and Tammy Lashway, Missionaries to Madagascar



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