International Women’s Day in Toliara – March 8th, 2018

International Women’s Day in Toliara – March 8th, 2018











We celebrated Women’s Day, March 8th, in Toliara with over 1,000 women gathered for prayer at the Stadium.

Rev. Noel led the service, Bishop Todd spoke well of the women who have influenced his life, some of the Time to Dance songs were performed, and Patsy delivered the sermon in Malagasy. All in all, God was glorified.


Some of the women from the Diocese wearing their Mothers’ Union skirts

Jacky Lowe sets off for Toliara on March 17th!



Please hold Jacky in your prayers as she prepares to leave for Toliara on 17th March.





Jacky writes:  The journey continues as I prepare for mission work in Madagascar.

October 2017:  I completed the IMPACT course in Toronto Canada.  It was an amazing course on mission preparation including spiritual formation, culture, communication, personal issues, health, team building and God’s faithfulness.  I am well prepared for the mission field.

February 2018: I returned to Toronto for the Principles of Language Acquisition: Natural Tools and Strategies course (PLANTS).  An incredible course providing a proactive approach to learning a new language.  We studied  child like learning activities, grammar, semantics, and phonetics.  We spent 3 days in small groups with a  language helper learning a new language using methods outlined in the course.  It worked!  I have never successfully learned a second language, but at the end of the three days I had a small vocabulary and a few phrases that I could pronounce in Tagalog a Philippine language.

I am ready for my departure date of March 17.  Please continue to pray for me for safe travel and a smooth transition to life in Toliara.  My support raising still continues, no amount is too small.

Click on “Support Jacky”  to make ONLINE donations.  She still needs around $5,000 to cover the costs of her three years in Toliara
Mail checks to:     SAMS USA, PO Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003
Check payable to: SAMS USA
In memo write:      Jacky/women