A team of preachers and teachers travelled with MAF to support the local church and environmental care.
An evangelism team flew with MAF to reach Soalala, in the north of Madagascar, and then a tough journey onwards to Antanamanitsy, so they could share the Gospel and sustainable farming techniques.
The group of five led by Pastor Seta and the FJKM (The Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar) Soalala evangelisation post, were part of the Mamafy project which enables national pastors, missionaries, evangelists, teachers, and preachers to travel to locations where accessibility by land is difficult. This initiative, which takes its name Mamafy from the Malagasy word meaning “to sow”, allows them to reach communities that would otherwise remain untouched.
Real Mission Movement reaches out to locals to spread the message of Christ. They do this by collaborating with churches, Christian organisations, and missionaries and work together to preach the gospel. “Our partnership with MAF is very beneficial to reach these hard-to-access regions. It’s important that MAF flies us as it shortens our travel time and increases our mission time on ground,” shared Mamy Rasolofindrainbe, founder of Real Mission Movement.
After overcoming significant obstacles to access the communities, the team were warmly welcomed with a feast of zebu – a local breed of cattle generously and selflessly donated by one family.
A mission's diverse activities
The mission's activities spanned over several days, involving prayers, mutual encouragement, deliverance sessions, and baptisms. An evangelical film was screened, and lessons of faith and communion were conducted.
The evangelism was combined with teaching on environmental care and protection. The team organised training sessions, covering topics such as the breeding of the Black Soldier Fly (BSF), a type of insect that consumes organic waste like food scraps, manure, and other decaying matter.
Not only is its manure one of the best organic fertilisers for plants but, this easy-to-breed insect is full of protein and lipid-fat that can be used to feed animals such as chicken, pork, and fish. Breeding black soldier flies can be a great way to make use of food waste and turn it into valuable food for animals.
Another teaching session shared techniques for cultivating "vary fafy saraka" (rice seedlings) and cassava.
Building on projects
The group said there is still much work to be done to build on the projects they are bringing to the community. They have a strong focus on supporting the young generation and highlighting their health needs. Despite the challenges, the team remain optimistic about the work ahead. “He supported us during the mission and will support us to complete all our evangelization projects!” said Mamy.