In the extreme southern part of Madagascar, the Malagasy Lutheran Church — known locally as the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy (FLM) — and the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod have joined in a project to install tin roofs on FLM churches around the country.
For that project, the LCMS gave a $100,000 grant.
Church leaders note this is just one indication of the developing relationship between the two church bodies that are committed to Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions. They also say the tin-roof project has enhanced opportunity for witness in local churches’ communities and fostered teamwork among members involved in roof construction.
Other signs of that growing relationship over the past decade include FLM pastors studying at the Synod’s two U.S. seminaries and the LCMS working with synods of the Malagasy church to carry out mercy projects like HIV awareness, hospital projects and Mercy Medical Team trips.
Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS CommunicationsView Photos
Learn more about Madagascar mission work at www.lcms.org/madagascar.