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We’re Off

So Madagascar, huh?!  Yes, we have been called to be the coordinators for the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program in Madagascar.  We are being sent to walk with the people of Madagascar, as we work with young adults from the United States, that feel God pulling on their heart strings, to experience God on a global level.  So what does that mean…stay tuned and we’ll find out together.  We will be in Madagascar, living in Antananarivo (say it, three times fast!), for a four year commitment, so we’ll have plenty to talk about.

There is a saying in Malagasy, Tsihibelambana ny olona, which is roughly translated to mean that all people together are a great broad mat.  Which to me means unity; oneness that can be felt, enjoyed, and shared by all people.  Tanya and I are super excited to be embarking on a journey to Madagascar, where the people understand that we are all from the same mat.  We are one.

Enjoy some facts about Madagascar here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar

We’ll keep you up-to-date on our adventures to come!

 -Austin

 

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6 thoughts on “We’re Off

  1. Uncle Kenny on said:

    Godspeed!

  2. Anonymous on said:

    I know my YAGM time in Kenya really helped shape the type of adult I wanted to be and I’m so excited to read about your adventures since you will not only be shaped, you will help in the shaping! Good Luck to you both, you’ll be great!

  3. Beth Kearney on said:

    Traveling mercies! We’ll look forward to following you from the synod office.

  4. Suzanne Delap on said:

    Very excited for you and looking forward to hearing what happens! Good luck and God’s Peace!

  5. Anonymous on said:

    Blessings to you both. What a phenomenal opportunity to spend four years there. Please say hello to Jacques and Toromare when you see them.
    peace,
    Martha L.

  6. Ann-Marie Kilpatrick on said:

    that’s a great looking pillow! so happy it (and y’all) made it safe…i’ve already started pricing adventures to paris/ madagascar/ india, etc that might be ways to visit…looking forward to the blog! take care guys!!

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