Our language tutor is a retired teacher. We had prayed for the Lord to guide and we feel strongly that He lead us to her. She is Hindu and her husband is Muslim, which is a very unusual combination. She was telling us about her school days as a student here, recalling a song she learned. “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all…” We also knew it, so we all began to sing together around her table.
Will you pray for this dear woman with us? She is helping us learn language, but maybe we can help her know Jesus, the One, True, and Living God.
“Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Pray for all the IMB missionaries in Madagascar as they try communicate the word of Christ in the various Malagasy dialects to those in such great need of Jesus and His Word. The Malagasy language is difficult to master because of a lack of learning resources. But it is essential for missionaries to communicate God’s Word clearly. All the missionaries in Madagascar are at various levels in regards to language mastery but all share one prayer request: A desire to improve in speaking and understanding so that God’s Word can be clearly communicated.
Currently, there are 10 missionaries officially learning the Malagasy language. Nickolee is one of those 10 missionaries and she asks you to pray for: “hearing ears, an understanding mind, and a fluent tongue”. I know all 10 of these missionaries echo that same prayer request. Please pray for continued perseverance and moments of encouragement during their language learning process.