On November 22nd, 2020, the board of the Bible Society of Madagascar (BSM) gathered christians and churches to attend a worship service where Rev Fabrice RABENJARISOLO were introduced as the CEO of the BSM for the next four years. As Rev Hubert RAKOTOARIVONY comes to his retirement, the handover was facilitated by the fact that Rev Fabrice was in charge of the Translation and Publishing department of the BSM.
185th anniversary of the Malagasy Bible
As Madagascar is also celebrating the 185th anniversary of the first Malagasy Bible and the 55th anniversary of the Bible Society of Madagascar, the board members rewarded Rodin Raveloson – author of the hymn of celebration – by giving him a copy of the very first Malagasy Bible during this church service. In commemoration of these 185 years, 185 copies of the Bible were also distributed for free upon request.
Testimony – Rabemanda Rabejohary Tatiana
“At the beginning of the year, I have started to save money to buy a Bible. Unfortunately, I couldn’t afford it because of many challenges we faced during the pandemic period. Though, when I heard that the Bible Society of Madagascar is going to freely give 185 Bibles in remembrance of the 185th anniversary of the Malagasy Bible, I have sent my request. I was so happy at the moment that they inform me that I will benefit one of these Bibles. I am grateful to witness God’s amazing way to provide when our request is according to His will. I especially thank the Bible Society of Madagascar and their partners for this great blessing”