Madagascar - Hard day turned into divine appointment

Madagascar - Hard day turned into divine appointment

Today I experienced one of those God appointments—a unique experience even for me, having been a part of several similar situations… 

Dear family and friends,

Here is a story I wrote at the end of teaching in Madagascar… 

Today I experienced one of those God appointments—a unique experience even for me, having been a part of several similar situations… 

After concluding my teachings at the SBS in Antananarivo, I had a few extra days before flying out. I decided to trace back the steps of our Outreach Team that came here last year and found my way to the coastal city of Tamatave where I visited local Malagasy missionaries. After a day of fellowship and mutual encouragement, I was told about a beach that was about 4 hours away. I decided to embrace a new adventure and took a taxi-bus that was packed not only with people, but also with live animals and all kinds of other household items. 

Upon arriving in this remote village, I was dropped by the side of the road and began a 40-minute walk to the waterfront, passing through the middle of this fishing village. While walking, I caught up to this woman carrying a basket on her head and a child on her back.  In a mixture of broken French and Malagasy, I started a conversation. She was very friendly as we came to her house that stood on the side of the road; I asked if I could use her bathroom. She joyfully pointed me to the woods behind her hut.  As I walked that direction, I saw a young girl sitting on a small rock soaking her foot in a bucket of water. She looked at me with surprise on her face and a big smile.

Madagascar - Hard day turned into divine appointment