As a photojournalist I have the privilege of visiting different OM missionaries in southern Africa and seeing the work God is doing and then telling and showing those stories with the rest of the world.
One of my favourite teams to visit is located in Ambovombe, Madagascar. Each time I visit the two OM ladies there I marvel anew at the strength I see in them – their dedication and desire to make Him known. Staying with them and hearing their stories I see how God has sustained them and given them His heart for the people. Both have given up life in Madagascar’s capital to move to the southern part of the island; a place known for its dryness and harsh lifestyle. There is no doubt about it, circumstances are hard in the south and thus have toughened the people who call the area home.
This year I was part of the first-ever Media Trek – a two-and-a-half month outreach focused on using media in missions. Our team of six travelled within South Africa and Madagascar making nine videos for various ministries. One of the highlights for me was introducing the Media Trek to the OM team in Ambovombe and vice versa. I was excited for others to see and experience what I love about the south.
I could tell you all about the south, but it’s easier to show you. The super-talented Media Trek team did an excellent job of capturing life in the south and in particular, the transformation taking place in the villages surrounding Ambovombe.
Take a few moments to watch the video below and see what God is doing in Madagascar!