Independence of Madagascar: 70 people gathered to raise the name of Jesus during a concert

On Sunday June 19, 70 people attended a Christian praise concert at a stadium in Madagascar. An event organized jointly by the organization Madagascar Will Rise and the President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina. This Peace concert opened a week of festivities in honor of the 000nd anniversary of the island's independence, proclaimed on June 62, 26. 

While Madagascar will celebrate Sunday, June 26, 62 years of Independence, a Christian praise concert organized last Sunday opened the launch of the festivities in honor of this anniversary date.

On this occasion, the Barea Mahamasina stadium welcomed 70 people who together proclaimed the name of Jesus. A project that was personally supported by the President of the Republic, Andry Rajoelina, and his wife, who chose all the songs and wanted as many people as possible to attend.

Thus, the stadium, which has a seating capacity of 44, welcomed thousands more people who were standing near the stage or on the stairs.

For the president of the Madagascar Will Rise movement, Miako Rasolondraibe, who organized this event jointly with the president, this concert is the culmination of a long-term project for the name of Jesus to be publicly raised on the island.

She believes that it is also the beginning of a new season both spiritually and politically, economically and socially.

“Madagascar is a nation of worshippers, and the Lord told me when he called me to create Madagascar Will Rise 7 years ago that when the name of JESUS ​​is lifted up on Madagascar through praise His Presence will descend among us and Madagascar will recover in all areas: economic, political and social. »

“We hope it will continue, we are thirsty to see the streets of Madagascar filled with praise, millions of young people baptized in the Holy Spirit, the Revival set our country ablaze! “, she continues.

Jonathan Mercier, pastor of the Hillsong Paris creative team and leader of the group Hillsong En Français, who was among the artists present on stage, was devastated by this event. "It clearly marked us to see that there is a country that comes together to pray," says the worship leader.

He explains to us that he read Isaiah 43 from verses 18 to 19 on stage after performing the song A New Thing:

“Think no more of past events, And consider no more what is old. Behold, I will do a new thing, about to happen: shall you not know it? I will put a path in the desert, And rivers in the loneliness. »

“It was our prayer for the country, that it would not only experience spiritual revival, but also breakthroughs in other areas,” he continues.

He also reports having been touched by the presence of the President of the Republic at this event and is delighted to have been able to pray for him and for his family.

For Eliandry, worship leader at the Martin Luther King church in Créteil, what was most striking was the unity that emerged from the stadium.

"We saw a youth who finally found their identity," he says. “The fact that we quote Jesus together regardless of the denominations was incredible. We were really the body of Christ,” adds the artist, whose family is from Madagascar.

He tells us that he took the microphone to proclaim that “Jesus is the king of Madagascar”.

“Sometimes we feel the presence of God in a strong way, and there we really felt that God was present, that he was coming with his throne, his crown. In the atmosphere there has been a change of authority. It was amazing! “, he concludes.

This peace concert was broadcast live on national television (TVM) as well as on other channels.

Camille Westphal Perrier

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