“Look at the nations and watch– and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” Habakkuk 1:5
First off, I just wanted to say thank you! Your prayers and encouragement mean so much to me. I really am so thankful and ready to be “utterly amazed” at what God does in my life and in the lives of those in Madagascar.
I have had a lot of questions about my trip, so I thought that it would be great to answer some of them on here. (Even though I’m always up for talking about the trip in real life!)
What will I be doing while I’m there?
A little bit of everything! I will be working with the children’s ministry of Living Word- Madagascar on Sundays. There will also be opportunities for me to speak at Malagasy churches during my time there. For 3 days a week, I will be teaching at an English school. If you have ever heard of YWAM, it’s a ministry of theirs. And probably my favorite part: the Wellness Center. Every Monday, people living in poverty come to get fed and hear the word of God. It’s such a neat ministry. 🙂
How much will it cost? Am I close to my goal?
My goal for the trip is $10,000. This will cover plane tickets, expenses while I am there such as housing, transportation, ministry, food, phone/internet, etc., and insurance back in states. I have raised about $3500 so far. It’s nice to be a 1/3 of the way through, but I am still trusting that God will continue to provide the rest!
What about my job at Cornerstone?
Nothing has been decided about this yet. We are praying for God’s will to be done in both the children’s ministry and secretary positions that I hold. I know that God is directing Cornerstone just like He is directing me. I love this church and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in the future!
What animals are in Madagascar?
Well, I have yet to find the talking zebra, lion, and giraffe from the movie unfortunately! It’s actually nothing like the movie! There are lemurs (and cool lizards), but you’ll have to go to other parts of Africa to get the big stuff!
How can you donate?
You can go to June archives on my blog and find the link for paypal to donate or buy a shirt! If you would like your donation to be tax-deductible, you can give to Cornerstone Church or Humble First. Just include “Kristen Evans-Madagascar” in the memo. Every little bit helps and you are making a difference!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this! If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I’m open to talk and let you know what is going on in my life. It’s been such a neat journey and I’m excited about the opportunities that I have already been given to share my heart for missions!
All for Him,
P.S. I will be speaking at Old River A/G on August 13th at 7PM if you are in the area and don’t have a home church! 🙂