Moderately Strong Earthquake

8TH Largest Quake Ever

The people of Madagascar were shaken by a rare moderately-strong M5.5 earthquake on January12, 2017 in the morning. Earthquakes are rare but not uncommon in Madagascar. This is the 8thlargest quake in Madagascar’s history, the strongest having struck more than 67 years ago. Witnesses described fairly strong shaking during 15 to 20 seconds. There were no immediatereports of injuries or significant damage. The United States Geological Service measured thequake at a magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale. The quake was centered south of the lakesidetown of Betafo, in central Madagascar. The quake occurred just after 1 a.m. local ...

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End of Fiscal 2016 Extra Giving Report

At the end of Fiscal Year 2016 the Board of Directors we pleased to give the evangelists a salary increase.  We received the following thank you:  "I greet all of you at FOMM in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The evangelists are so pleased to have received a salary increase beginning the first of February."  The Betroka and the Beitoky Synod also sent thanks for the two lap top computers and printers that wee provided for their respective Evangelist Departments.  These gifts will help them to do their work more effectively.  Thanks to all of FOMM's donors for helping to make these gifts possible

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2016 Annual Report for Friends Of Madagascar Mission

Normally the Friends of Madagascar Mission 2016 Annual Report would be mailed to all donors and those who requested a report by early March. This year we have several problems that have slowed down receiving of reports from Madagascar. First, the Transcontinental Fiber Optic Cable that carries most of Madagascar's communications was damaged off shore in the Gulf of Mozambique. Secondly, the rains have at times "knocked out" the ability for sending emails; and lastly, one of the persons responsible for overseeing two of our programs has been very ill and unable to send the reports. We pray for her health as we patiently await receiving the ...

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