Approximately 35 bishops and pastors gathered for a pastors conference at Faravohitra ("The Last Hill"), a former boarding school for girls, now conference center in Antsirabe, Madagascar.
At the end of the dry season the Jacaranda tree was in bloom on the compound.
Leaders from around Madagascar attended the pastors' conference which discussed: 1) The Inerrancy and infallibility of the Bible, 2) The effects of post-modernism on the understanding of the Scriptures and on the Church, 3) The current state of World Lutheranism, 4) the work of the LCMS around the world, 5) Possible areas of cooperation between the LCMS and the Malagasy Lutheran Church (FLM).
Bishop David Rakotonirina helped plan the conference themes.
Dr. Harison and his wife Domoina, who host two LCMS Mercy Medical Teams (MMT) a year, made all the local arrangements for the conference.
The Malagasy Lutheran Church (FLM) founded in 1866 by Norwegian Missionaries has approximately 4 million members. The two churches look forward to discussing areas they can work together.
- Posted by Rev Dr Albert Collver on 16 October 2013 using BlogPress from my iPhone