Now if you hear the word Madagascar you may think of the cartoon. But today we’re going to the real island of Madagascar off the coast of Africa. That’s where our missionaries, Nathan and Tessa Baker, serve. Our church supports them through the Cooperative Program.
The island is large, with mountains and highlands, so transport can be hard. And telling people about Jesus? They speak 20+ languages and dialects. Over the past 10 years, Christians on the island have developed more than 100 Bible stories in many of the dialects and languages spoken.
Nathan and Tessa arranged for a 20-minute program to air three times a week on a radio station so now those Bible stories are broadcast all over the island. The COVID-19 lockdown increased the audience size.
Many listeners have responded to ask about salvation, discipleship or local churches. A witch doctor asked Baptists to pray for him to be delivered from evil spirits! Next Nathan and Tessa are working on a drama from the book of Job — also to be on the radio. Let’s pray for Nathan and Tessa.