ABOVE: Philadelphia's involvement in Madagascar was sparked by a visit of missionaries and volunteers
from Action 1:8 in South Africa to ex local missionaries Jan and Marietjie Coetzer in 1996. Here the
group visits a local congregation with which Jan was involved.
ABOVE: During this outreach/visit, Manie (right) and Victor (left) met for the 1st time. Unbeknown to
them, this was a meeting that would later develop into a blessed ministry-partnership. At this time,
Victor was working and being trained by Jan Coetzer (who has since relocated to France where he is
ministering as local Director of Operation Mobilization).
ABOVE: (Fltr) Thys Loubser (Executive Director of Action 1:8), Freddie Smith, Manie and Jan Coetzer
poses with a nearly antique Citroen pick-up.
ABOVE: Victor leading a bible study with the team at the home of one of the local believers.