Thomas and Esther are from Thun in Switzerland where they leave four adult children, Marco, Jan, Andrea and Tatjana. Thomas is a doctor and Esther is teacher and business administrator. They both speak German, French and English, and are just starting their six months Malagasy language training.
Thomas and Esther arrived in Mandritsara in February 2015 and plan to remain there long-term. They are supported by their home church, the Bewegungplus church in Thun, and by Mission Plus.
As well as working as a doctor, Thomas writes: “In spiritual terms I really would like to take part in small village groups/simple churches to encourage people to meet Jesus and to go one with him.”
Thomas and Esther have now completed their six months language training. Having had a period back in Switzerland while their work permits were being sorted out, they returned to Madagascar in mid-October. Thomas will now work as a doctor in the hospital, where he is much needed.