Rev. Dr. Albert Collver has written a very helpful introduction to the Malagasy Lutheran Church on the island of Madagascar. This Lutheran church is growing rapidly and is approaching four million members. It is fascinating to learn that they use liturgy and hymnody that is very similar to what is found in the hymnals of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. May the Lord grant continued growth and closer ties between the Malagasy Lutheran Church and the LCMS.