12 March 2015

Mad YAGM Retreat.

Our YAGM crew met near Andringitra National Park and the Tsaranoro Valley in early March for our second of three retreats together. It was a restful week of hiking, worshiping together, reflecting on the past and discerning the future, sharing stories, laughing, and eating delicious food.
 
A view of the nearby mountains. One day we hiked up to the peak of Chameleon, the highest point on the left.

The MadAtes hanging out in a waterfall before a picnic lunch on one of our day hikes. Photo credit: Pastora Austin

Our country coordinator's Malagasy dog, Puba, joined us on our hike. Definitely indulged in some dog therapy this week!

A chameleon hanging out on a pant stalk on a rainy day.

Me at the top of Chameleon. Thankful for Ramon, Cedric, and Modeste,  the guides that helped us up and down slippery slopes!

 
We stayed in these cool bungalow tents at Tsara Camp.

One final mountain view before heading back to site. I am so in awe at the beauty of this place.