Lalaina Rajaonah

Married and mother of two children (a boy and a girl), I am a Pastor of parishes in the countryside of Antananarivo, where I work for eight churches since the end of 2014. I worked for ten years years in two accounting firms before accepting the Call and following pastoral training.

My conviction is that all my childhood, my youth, my professional experiences have been a preparation for "a mission", but which one? Paul, in his epistle to the Ephesians says, "For we are his work, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God hath prepared in advance, that we may do them" (Eph 2:10).

Knowing the purpose and form of this mission has always been a fundamental issue for me. Pastoral ministry is for me like an answer, a way showing me the direction to follow, like a door that opens to a series of doors giving details of My Mission on this earth, a way to a destination. The research I did during my pastoral studies led me to find some answers to my question, without really being able to define the exact object of this mission: a door that opens with new doors. The pastoral function includes in itself several other functions. My research was focused on the double predestination according to John Calvin and then on our choice facing the Providence according to Karl Barth. Always in search of an answer, Tsena Malalaka is, for me, a new door that is opened to me to guide me step by step towards the knowledge and the realization of my Mission and for which I still prepare myself.