For the past two weeks Austin and I have been diligently studying the Malagasy language and culture. We are here in Antsirabe [3 hours south of Tana] at a Lutheran language school. We have class 4 hours each day, just the two of us, with a wonderful Malagasy teacher.
We attended a Lutheran Church about a 30 minute walk from where we are staying. The service was a traditional Lutheran liturgy; we were able to follow along with the order of worship and many of the songs. From our language classes we even understood a few words and phrases.