Books I have Read: Carnival Kingdom

I have to declare a slight interest here. I know a number of the authors and editors of this book and they were kind enough to let me have a copy for free. That being said, I can honestly say that Ca...

Team work in Madagascar

A couple of days ago I got back from Southern Madagascar where I spent two weeks working with a translation team helping them check their translation of Luke’s Gospel for accuracy so that it can...

Madagascar Photographs

This is a gallery of photographs that Sue took on her recent trip to Madagascar. It may take a little while for some of them to load – sorry about that....

News from Sue in Madagascar

It was strange being out of the country during the election and even stranger that there is still no clear outcome yet! Fortunately the political situation here in Madagascar remains fairly stable eve...

Beware the Headlines!

Does anyone else find newspaper headlines annoying? You would think that as well as trying to grab our attention they were also designed to give a hint about what the article actually contains. All to...

The Best laid plans of mice and men…

Recently, I’ve posted a couple of articles on the issue of planning in Christian mission (here and here). Today brings us a concrete example of why any plans have to be held lightly. Sue was due...

Madagascar reaches a new crisis point

Madagascar is renowned as ‘the country of rumours’ and rumours are certainly rife as the prolonged political crisis  seems to be edging towards some sort of climax.  Thousands of opposit...