Why a Bible for the Tandroy of South Madagascar?
Bring your lunch and join Steve in the Auxiliary Dining Room for this talk. Steve worked in Africa and Madagascar multiple times. The first time was to construct Garden Wells in Niger West Africa; the second time was to direct the Agricultural Department of the Malagasy Luther Church. Finally, he took leave permanently to reconstruct churches after devastating cyclone Gretelle in the eastern districts of Manakara, Farafangana, and Vaingandraon, Madagascar, then moved to the Androy Region to build 250 water catchment basins for villages, churches, schools, and hospitals.
In 1999 he began the development of a Tandroy-Eng/Malagasy dictionary on computer, and commencing the translation of the Tandroy Bible. In parallel with this work, he’s developed remedies from 1000 local plants, training dozens of men and women in their use, and personally treated 40,000 Tandroy. Also for five years he has, with the assistance of The Adsum Foundation of Belfast, Ireland, trained about 7,000 Tandroy in 300 new centers each year. The Bible is now published and imminent.