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The Parish of Ambanja was in great jubilation on Sunday 6th April 2008
April 6, 2008

[Diocese of Antsiranana - Indian Ocean] The Parish of Ambanja was in great jubilation on Sunday 6th April 2008 as the confirmation of 24 persons took place by Bishop Roger chung Jaomalaza. The Rev Boniface Beanjara helped by Deacon Samson and a team of Evangelists prepared the confirmants for the event. The parish priests of Nosy Be and Bemaneviky were also present at the celebration due to the regional meeting which was also taking place.
The Church of St Mary Magdalena has undergone roof reparations by the providential help of Mr Aime who generously provided his engeneering gift to the crumbling roof. The repair was well appreciated by the Church Committee and Mr Aime received a token of thanks during the service. The Church yard was also being surrounded by a brick wall to protect the privacy of the yard which was being abused.
Two special guests from Mauritius were visiting the Diocese , Mrs Clelie Lim Ah Ken and Mrs Anne Marie Li Wan Po of St Paul's Church in Plaine Verte, Port Louis.
Prior to his Episcopal nomination in Madagascar, Bishop Roger Chung Jaomalaza was the Rector of St Pauls Church for 20 years. So a great friendship and sharing of the missionary work was recalled in the Vision for evangelisation and Church Growth. St Paul's Church is moving on in the Cell Church model.
Gifts of rolls of cloth received from craftaid Mauritius were presented to Mrs Euphrasie the Mother's union President of Ambanja.