Stefan & Daniela Frank
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As a German family, we have been on the road as missionaries in beautiful Madagascar since 2021.
Stefan is a business economist and Nela is a trained occupational therapist. Together with our four children Jamila, Jaro, Philine, and Salome, we have dared the adventure and it is on our hearts to bring the gospel coupled with practical help to the poorest of the poor in Madagascar.
We want to serve here for several years and invest in the local people.
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Fighting Syncrotism in a land known for its beauty and spiritual darkness
Although Madagascar is known to many as a holiday paradise, according to official statistics, it falls in the top ten poorest countries in the world every year. Madagascar has many beautiful sides, a unique nature, beautiful beaches, and many rare animal species to discover. However, due to the deforestation of about 90% of the forests in the last few decades, Madagascar is losing its treasure.
The people themselves are doing poorly economically and many of them are struggling to survive on a daily basis. Although more than half of the population is Christian, the deep-seated cult of ancestors is repeatedly mixed up with the Christian faith. Therefore, many of the locals do not have a real living relationship with Jesus.
With our various project areas at Nehemia Madagasikara, our on-site work organization, we take care of the problems of the Madagascans holistically: starting with a kindergarten for 25 street children, six children's clubs with a total of 1,000 participants, to two training areas for women, a church and house communities, health insurance, a microcredit project, and practical social assistance, we offer a wide range of help with our team of employees. 25 Malagasy employees are responsible for the work on-site together with us.
The aim is to help the Malagasy both practically and spiritually so that they can stand on their own two feet in personal life and faith in the long term.
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It is no secret that from the very beginning of the church Christians have taken an active role in being missionaries and sending missionaries. Yet not all are called to be missionaries. (We are all called to make disciples)
Being a missionary is a calling, but have you ever considered that sending missionaries is also a calling? So what is your calling? Are you the missionary or a missionary sender?
All Kontaktmission staff live on support, meaning we believe that God will provide for his mission, through his church.
Please consider joining our sending team by partnering with us in prayer and partnering with us financially.
- pray that the cult of ancestors in Madagascar, which has to do with rituals such as worshiping the dead, questioning ancestors or occult healing practices, will disappear from people's minds and that Jesus will find its way to their hearts
- A reconstruction of the country, starting with nature and the use of resources, to healthy relationships, is one of the most important elements for harmonious coexistence
- Our family feels very comfortable in Madagascar. Life is sometimes not easy, but our children in particular have settled in very well. Please pray for a continued stable family situation, for good friendships and contacts for us and our children