Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Madagascar eNews

 January-February 2013

Greetings, partners and friends,

Happy New Year from Madagascar! Who would have ever thought that we would see the year 2013. We have determined that we are going to improve our communication with our partners and supporters this year. We want to take full advantage of the technology that is available to us in order to keep you as up to date as possible with what Jesus is doing through our ministry and in our field of labor. We are excited to share with you what is happening on our side of the world.  You have faithfully partnered with us and we love sharing what God is doing here on our great island.

Here are a couple pictures for your viewing pleasure.

 PICTURED ABOVE: Leaders from the Central Region praying for their Regional Presbyter, Bro. Gilbert.

2013 started off with special sessions for all of our leaders. National leaders, district leaders, and divisional leaders all gathered to make their plans and budgets for the year 2013. We also had sessions of prayer and teaching, with a special time of taking communion together. We are blessed to work with such a great team!

PICTURED ABOVE: National Superintendent, Bro. David, leading the minsters and wives in an opening prayer for the Preachers Conference.

The next week was our annual January Preachers Conference. Ministers and wives gathered from all over the island, and we had a wonderful time together.  The Word of God was preached and taught, and we left uplifted and renewed, with a fresh vision and burden to reach this island with the gospel of Jesus Christ!

We are happy to report that revival continues in Madagascar.  While we are still waiting for the 2012 reports to make their way in from around the country, we believe that 2012 will be even greater for the United Pentecostal Church of Madagascar than the record-breaking year of 2011.  We now have over 800 churches and licensed ministers.  2011 saw over 27,000 filled with the Holy Ghost across the island, and our expectations are high as we await the final count for 2012. God is doing great things!

We want to thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support!  We are so honored to be your extension to the other side of the world.

Working together for His Kingdom, 
Chris & Paula Richardson
          (Richae & Jared, too)

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