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Mama Vao Vao: Creating Something New in Madagascar (VIDEO)

In Madagascar, prostitution is legal. And for the Sakalava women of Nosy Be, there is little opportunity for work elsewhere. Missionary Rebe McReynolds, along with her Sakalava friend “Mama Jan,” wanted to find a way to provide an honest living for the women in the village. Mama Vao Vao is a business as mission venture started out of the local church plant that employs Sakalava women using traditional sewing techniques to make beautiful bags, pillows, and more. Every stitch tells a story, and through Mama Vao Vao, the women are stitching together a tighter community. And along the way Rebe and her family are able to share their lives and their hope with the women, many of whom are worshipping with them at the church plant in the village.

Watch and learn more about the ministry of Mama Vao Vao.

Tom Mills, Adoany Madagascar Video Aug 7, 2018
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Pray for women of the Mama Vao Vao sewing business in Madagascar. It's helping keep Sakalava women out of prostitution and introducing them to Christ. 

Give thanks for the maturing of the Sakalava church in Madagascar. Pray for the Sakalava believers who are now leading a congregation of people once steeped in ancestor worship and spirit possession.

Pray for the Sakalava in Nosy Be, Madagascar. Islanders have been hard hit by the shutdown of the tourisim industry. Many are new to faith. 

Pray for a band of young Sakalava men in Madagascar who have come to faith and are writing and recording songs from Scripture.

Pray today for Alexi and Mbotizara, new Sakalava believers in Madagascar. Pray they will grow in their faith and lead others to faith in Christ. 

Pray for the Sakalava people of Nosy Be, Madagascar as they deal with harsh realities of death and poverty, and give thanks that many are coming to faith. 

Pray for the Church in Africa to deepen and for African believers to live holy lives in accordance with God's Word.  

Pray for a sewing ministry in Madagascar as it transforms into a business providing resources to a community plagued with sexual oppression.

Pray for missionaries adjusting to new cultures and new norms, forcing them to surrender the comforts they once considered non-negotiable. 

Pray that we would become more proficient at ministering to oral learners—those in cultures that learn best through the spoken word and storytelling.

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