A Different Way to Worship: Madagascar 2014

What if?
What if it was all stripped away, and it was just you–and God?
Nothing familiar.
A different language.
A foreign place and foreign people.
What would your Sunday look like then?

Fiangonana Batista Biblika, Sanfily, Toliara

Fiangonana Batista Biblika, Sanfily, Toliara

Would you just worship at home, alone, because–of course–you could, and you wouldn’t understand the music and sermon anyway?

Could you even worship?

Unfamiliar songs.  Unfamiliar people.  Unfamiliar place.  Nothing like you’re used to…

Sunday morning worship in Toliara, Madagascar

Sunday morning worship in Toliara, Madagascar

Yet, not.

Same God.

Same Spirit.

Same fellowship.

And it’s sweet.


And I know that it is a sweet aroma to our God.

Of course we would never miss worshipping with other believers if we could help it!

Such a wonderful reminder that no matter where we are, or what the differences may be, we still worship the same God.
And it is good.

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Pastor Doug praying with a young man called to ministry.   Toliara, Madagascar

Pastor Doug praying with a young man called to ministry.
Toliara, Madagascar

Pastors and wives Toliara, Madagascar

Pastors and wives
Toliara, Madagascar

~~Vickie @Madagascar 2014

 

  4 comments for “A Different Way to Worship: Madagascar 2014

  1. jackye biehl
    December 1, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Reminder that we have so much and appreciate so little while they have so little yet so much! Just a reminder to me of how precious Jesus is and how He is really all we need! Praying for you all as you prepare to leave your sweet babies, big and little, and come back here.

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  2. Zeldean Munton
    November 30, 2014 at 7:32 am

    When I’ve worshiped “in another language” I’ve always imagined what worshiping our Lord might be like in heaven—languages of all dialects, but worshiping the same One! May God be blessed!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. November 30, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Wonderful Pictures! I can’t wait to show my kids the worship video! A sweet reminder that God dwells in us, not a building. I’m so impressed how you’re able to blog from Madagascar. Thanks for the blessing of sharing your experiences from across the world. We will continue to pray for your safe trip home.

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