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Our goal as OM Madagascar is to train up Malagasy nationals to take the gospel to the many remote villages along the island that that are still considered unreached. We want to see the church become mobilised and equipped for the task of reaching the least-reached in Madagascar. We want to see the church shift from being just a mission field to becoming part of God’s plan to reach the nations.

About 50% of the population claim to belong to some denomination of Christianity, but it’s estimated that only about 10% truly know Jesus. As is common in other parts of Africa, traditional practices like ancestor worship is often mixed with Christianity.

The big island of Madagascar can be found just off the coast of eastern Africa. It is a country with a French heritage but an unstable political climate. While Madagascar’s political situation does play a part in the country’s weak economy, frequent natural disasters—like floods and cyclones—are another big contributor. Originally, the Malagasy people immigrated to the island from Indonesia, the African continent and Arabia. In later days Comorians, Chinese and Indo-Pakistani peoples have joined them.


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OM Madagascar Ministries

  • Listen to Me Islands (Outreach)

    Listen to Me Islands (Outreach)

    Annually, an international team travels to Ambovombe in the Androy region to the south of the island for a week-long outreach. The outreach involves various ministries including: door to door ministry, open air programs, women,

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  • Discipleship & Missions Training

    Discipleship & Missions Training

    Run once a year, the Discipleship Training in Antananarivo is five months long, including practicals. Partnering with local churches, the students are involved in a variety of different ministries including: a Bible study, kid's ministry,

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  • Hospital Visits

    Hospital Visits

    Starting in early 2014, we have been making bi-weekly visits to the hospital in Ambovombe alongside local Christians. The only hospital around for miles, patients come from all over the Androy region seeking medical help.

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  • Literacy Programme

    Literacy Programme

    The already low literacy rates are declining in the south at a rapid rate. Some families can not financially afford to send their children to school, and others need them to look after the home

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  • Namana Project

    Namana Project

    Namana is a Malagasy word meaning 'friend'. This community development project helps people become independent and able to provide for their families. We gives small loans, as well as business training, for recipients to start

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  • Muslim work

    In recent years, more and more Comorans have been coming to Madagascar to work and study from the neighbouring Islamic island country of Comoros. We reach out to Comorans through a Bible study at the

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  • Relief work

    Relief work

    Our current relief project is the digging of a well in a village 6km away from Ambovombe. The village was in desperate need of easily accessible and affordable water. Dust and dirt cover everything in

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  • AudioBible Recording

    AudioBible Recording

    There is no full translation of the Bible in the Tandroy dialect, and even if there were, most people would be unable to read it. Solar-powered audioBibles provide a unique solution. Over the past year

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  • Perla Project

    Perla Project

    Human trafficking awareness program and gospel-centred skills training, equipping young ladies to acquire good jobs and avoid slave-like labour or being trafficked. Jessy* is from the southern region of Madagascar. She was sent to the

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    "Why was being a foreigner a problem though? It isn’t wrong. It’s not a bad thing, nor anything to be ashamed of. It simply means ‘I’m not from around here.’ But in my mind to be called a local would have meant that I had made it – that I had fully adapted and that I ‘belonged.’ And while it is important and recommendable to assimilate into the local culture where you are, it is equally important to remember that the world is not our home," said OMer Rebecca.

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