FOMM staff in Madagascar

As executive director of Friends of Madagascar Mission (FOMM) I just returned, January 26th from a 10 day trip to Madagascar.  The purpose of the trip was to train the new selection of Malagasy persons to be responsible to manage the mission projects for  FOMM.  Why is this necessary?  They know their culture and language.  It is easier for them to contact persons in charge of the various programs to request information, answer questions for the programs and relay information from FOMM/USA to the programs.  We are fortunate to have a great team of trusted Malagasy persons to fill the three ...


Prison Ministry Program

During my visit to Madagascar I also presented a plan to enlarge the Prison Ministry Program.  Currently it focuses only on the ministry needs of the prisoners, which is of course very important.  In addition, last year we became involved in the humanitarian needs of the prisons in Madagascar.  We discovered the lack of adequate living conditions within the prisons:  one meal a day with poor nutritional value overcrowded sleeping conditions lack of air ventilation poor sewer system lack of daily activities to keep the prisoners occupied with worthwhile time long retention times (being in prison and ...



In Madagascar there is a Christian movement called FIFOHAZANA.  It is based upon the cultural needs and how the Christian Faith intersects in Malagasy life.  This movement has camps called "Toby".  The goal is to train Christians how to share the Gospel and care for the needy of their society.  The basic groups of people served are the poor and the mentally ill.  During my recent visit to Madagascar I met with one of these Toby and was presented with a proposal to help provide funding for feeding these people.  The needs are much greater than FOMM would be able to provide and so I ask for your ...


Child Prisoners

Prison Ministry Madagascar Progam

After much planning and prayer, FOMM is ready to launch a new emphasis in the Prison Ministry Madagascar (PMM) program. This program is for the children who are in prison for stealing vanilla beans.


Climate Phenomena

According to the Deputy Representative of UNICEF in Madagascar, the Big Island should increasingly get used to dealing with climatic phenomena or atmospheric events that drive weather patterns across the world. The country is among the ten countries most at risk of this problem. “Now we have to think about building a better understanding of the impact of climate change on people and on children in particular,” he said during an interview on the BBC. Over the past 35 years, no less than 50 cyclones have hit Madagascar, with devastating impacts and far-reaching socio-economic repercussions for the populations concerned.


Cyclone Freddy

Malagasy families are bracing for the strongest tropical storm in a decade as Cyclone Freddy heads for the country's east coast, putting more than two million people at risk, including one million children, warns Save the Children. Cyclone Freddy is expected to make landfall on Tuesday (February 21) as a Category 5 cyclone, with wind gusts of up to 165 mph, and could affect up to two million people living in its path. It is the strongest storm to form anywhere on Earth in 2023 and one of only five Category 5 storms on record in February, which could bring torrential rains, widespread flash flooding, dangerous landslides and even ...


Prison Ministry Project

Expansion of Prison Ministry

There are 83 prisons in the country. We help make this ministry possible at 17. For approximately $1,500.00 per year a new prison can become the site of a weekly ministry visit. We are searching for individuals, families, and congregations to adopt a new prison ministry. Please pray we find more sponsors.


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