Hitchhiking By Brush Taxi", by Ruth Thielke "
My second book, the life story of Helen Arnseth Torvik (Hitchhiking By Brush Taxi) that has a sketch done by Aric Gjervold of Harvest Community Church in Fargo was just published. Helen was missionary to Madagascar for 20 years (1950 - 1970), served in Day Star ministries for 20 years, and then served in YWAM for almost 20 more years. Helen saw Lindberg on parade in Fargo when she was 4 as Lindberg was making his tour around the US after his historic trans-Atlantic flight in 1927. Eleanor Roosevelt was on the SS America when Helen sailed to Paris for language training in 1948. Helen helped a ministry similar to IVCF in its pioneer stages in Europe between 1948-1950. She saw and heard of many miracles in Madagascar as the Holy Spirit was poured out in a major revival there. In 1960 Helen was an aide during the first council of African nations held in Madagascar attended by heads of state from many nations in the world, as many African nations were
given their independence. Helen carried Bibles into Poland serving with Brother Andrews' Open Doors Ministry from one of their bases in Norway. Helen met the Wurbrands in Europe shortly after they were released from prison. She also visited Floyd McClung's YWAM base in Amsterdam told of in McLung's book, "On the Devil's Doorstep". Helen also attended Glen and Robert Ewing's camp meetings in Texas often, serving on their staff for several months. Helen became a great friend of Robert Ewing. She has also become a dear friend of mine. At the age of 85 years, Helen finally slowed down enough to marry for the first time. She is an encouragement to us all that Christians never retire when they make themselves available for Jesus to use however and whenever He calls on us. Her book is His story, giving glory to Jesus for what He has done and the good things He taught her...
"..Spoiled by their upbringing with no idea what wild life is really like, four animals from New York Central Zoo escape, unwittingly assisted by four absconding penguins, and find themselves in Madagascar, among a bunch of merry lemurs..
ANKARAMALAZA, MADAGASCAR (ANS) -- Volahavana was born of royal lineage in Madagascar. Her father was well-respected as a healer in their village, but when he called on his many pagan gods for healing it made his daughter ill at ease. She wanted to know the one true living God, if he existed. She asked her father, "Can God be seen?"
When she was about ten years old, God began to reveal himself to Volahavana through her dreams. Every night a tall man robed in white would take her to a large stone building. He would wash her feet and dry them with a towel, and then lay her on a bed and rock her to sleep. Then, at dawn, he would take her back home.
In another dream, she would see herself being caught in a net and lifted up to heaven. These two dreams came to her regularly until she was twelve years old.
After that, the dreams stopped, but in the middle of the day she often heard a voice calling her name. She would run home to see if her parents were calling her, but it just made them laugh; they thought she was crazy.
Pondering all these things, she would find refuge under a tree, crying and wondering about this God whom she wanted to know.
The Malagasy are of mixed Malayo-Indonesian and African-Arab ancestry. Indonesians are believed to have migrated to the island about 700. King Andrianampoinimerina (1787–1810) ruled the major kingdom on the island, and his son, Radama I (1810–1828), unified much of the island. The French made the island a protectorate in 1885, and then, in 1894–1895, ended the monarchy, exiling Queen Rànavàlona III to Algiers. A colonial administration was set up, to which the Comoro Islands were attached in 1908, and other territories later. In World War II, the British occupied Madagascar, which retained ties to Vichy France. ..
"..or Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, French: République malgache), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth-largest island in the world, and is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species, of which more than 80% are endemic to Madagascar. They include the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three bird families and six baobab species. Two thirds of the population live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day...
"..The people came up to us to talk and hear about Jesus. So many people were in the street and on the sidewalks it was often difficult to walk and not crash into people.
Denise and I were so deeply moved with the poverty and need of this city. One of the burdens of walking around the world and caring and loving is the pain one often has in the heart. I want to change everything'¦now!
Jesus can change the heart and meet the physical needs too. God bless and have mercy on this land and people.
A pilgrim follower of Jesus,
Luke 18:1 ..
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MADAGASCAR Tuléar Travel
"A little part of the Madagascar travel on October 2007, trip on the jeep from Tuléar to Salari. www.esterel-tulear.it by L'Estérel Bar and Restaurant - Tuléar MADAGASCAR "
"..Forget Hollywood fripperies, Madagascar is like no place else on earth. In fact, all things considered, it barely qualifies as part of Africa: the two are separated by hundreds of kilometres of sea and 165 million years of evolution – long enough for Madagascar’s plants and animals to evolve into some of the weirdest forms on the planet. Nowhere else can you see over 70 varieties of lemur, including one that sounds like a police siren, the world’s biggest and smallest chameleons, and the last stomping ground of the elephant bird, the largest bird that ever lived. Near Ifaty in Southern Madagascar you will see forests of twisted, spiny ‘octopus’ trees and in the west, marvel at the bottle-shaped baobabs, especially the Avenue du Boabab near Morondava. And be on the look out for the carnivorous pitcher plant found around Ranomafana, there are over 60 varieties of them. Not for nothing is Madagascar regarded as the world’s number one conservation priority. ..
Madagascar In the Winter - Music Videos
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Malagasy language music, and scenes from Madagascar
Madagascar - Youth for Christ Ministry - Ministry Videos
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This video documents the ministry of Youth for Christ in Madagascar. YFC has three ministry centers in Madagascar: Antsirabe, Antananarivo, and Fianarantsoa. YFC reaches out to youth with the schools team, english clubs, prison ministry, Book of Hope, music group, dance group, and radio.
This website is dedicated to Keia Johnson, UMM 97'-01', who not only was my resident at Clayton A. Gay Hall II-III, but also a leader that contributed during her time God had her here. She'll be known for helping me co-started Alpha & Omega and was the Commencement Speaker of her class when she graduated in 2001