- TRUST. Don't worry about anything -
Trust quotations and sayings

Trust is always earned,
never given ( R. Williams )



A cyclone can not root up
a tree with strong roots
( Malaysian proverb )


I trust in the sun, even if it doesn't shine
I trust in love, even if I don't feel it
I trust in God, even if He keeps silence

( found on a wall of a concentration camp )



I put my life in the hands of God, to grow up by His Intention, to live with His Love
( Père Pedro )



This is what the Sovereign Lord says : " In repentance and rest is your salvation,
in quietness and trust is your strengh ... "
( Isaiah 30 : 15 )



... We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end
the confidence we had at the beginning
( Hebrews 3 : 14 )



Life without trust is a life in turmoil
( M.K. Soni )



« Don't be worry ! I love you ! I'm with you ! »

Supreme promise which helps my faith, (...)
Subtle and unknown dangers run and come to me ;
I'm surrounded by them but Jesus is next to me too,
He says me during my trip on earth : " It's me ! "
" Don't worry ! Courage ! I'm always with you ! "
Never be alone ! Never be alone !
Jesus my Lord saves me & keeps me and doesn't let me alone !
( Evangelical song - Andavadoaka souvenir 1995 & 2003 )



Don't worry about anything, but in all your prayers ask God for what you need,
always asking Him with a thankful heart. And God's peace ... will keep your hearts
and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus
( Philippians 4 : 6 - 7 )



about Trust quotations

1- Prayer gives peace :

We don't need peaceful situation to rest. It depends especially on our soul. David, the king, was surrounded by ennemies, but he could write : " My soul finds rest in God alone " ( Psalm 62 : 1 )

Most of times, we are anxious & tense, because we don't take time to talk truly & calmly to the Lord. We don't take time to pray. To avoid fear & weakness, we have to put all things into God's kindness. It's a faith & confidence in God. This act becomes easy when we do regularly our prayer. This habit gives us a deep serenity. It's the proof to show us that we keep God's Word in our heart. How to taste the Lord's goodness without approaching Him ?

The evil continues his work, so we must too continue to pray. Let's learn to persevere in the entreaty !
( The Good Seed 2005 - 16th May )


2- Delivrance is from God :

God sees & knows the people's suffering. God doesn't ignore them and He wants to give us rescue. His people suffer from slavery ( old or modern ex : in Egypt - Exodus 3 : 7,8 ; and in the modern time that means until now ). Did God use Moses'wisdom for rescuing His people ? No. He didn't want to use the " Pharaoh's daughter's son " but those who has been changed by Him during 40 years in the desert ; God used a poor shepherd who keeped his father-in-law sheeps ( Exodus 3 : 1 ). All the eldest sons of Egypt were died after God's judgement. How did Israelites'sons escape for this judgement ?

Just to hear God : to kill sheep, to take some of its blood and to put them on the sides and on the tops of the door-frames of their houses ( Exodus 12 : 5-8 ). The Israelites' way was stopped by the red sea whereas Pharaoh's chariots & army runed after them. It was not a problem :
Just they have to hear God again. God said to Moses : " Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground (Exodus 14 : 16). So the Israelites could go through the sea then after the waters flow back over the Egyptians & their horsemen who pursued the God's people. How to fall down Jericho's big wall ? Is it with using cunning, or using power or using treachery ? NO,
Always just to hear God : with making many marches around the city and blowing the trumpets (Joshua 6 : 1-5). After this strange method will be the delivrance. ( The Good Seed 2002 - 30th May )


No reason to be afraid to know how high is the wall of Jericho
if they collapsed when the trumpets sounded ( Joshua 6 : 20 )
And no reason to be anxious to see how powerful are the
storm & the cyclone if Jesus is on the boat with us
( Matthew 14 : 30 - 31 )



I trust that everything happens for a reason,
even when we're not wise enough to see it
( Oprah Winfrey )



To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved
( George MacDonald )




By disobedience, sin covered up the whole world.

This is because our lack of trust in God's Love. What a pity !





Here on earth, supreme happiness
I don't have anxiety with God

When satan gives doubt,
If there will be cyclone one day,
When the night is so dark,
I will trust in God's Love
I believe in His promise,
God's Love never changes,
Until the end of my briefly life,
God will go everytime with me

( Centrale Internationale du Disque Evangélique )
( Les Capitaines Roth )





And I work in tourism in this country, so it's a pleasure for me to suggest you :

Madagascar, island of emotions, is a very special world. As an island, it could keep its traditions, its manners, its fauna and flora which have a highly endemic character.

Madagascar has become very attractive for people in search of discovery, emotion and trekkings.

As a professional - since 1993 - in organizing and realizing trips in Madagascar, I make the following proposal to you. A proposal where you discover the National Parks of the Great Island through its wonders. A special Trekking proposal.

A trip to Madagascar proves to be an authentic and natural experience for one who is able to do it in a sensible and intelligent way. Shall we see each other soon ? Thank you for your trust.

Day 1 : Paris – Tana – Pangalans
Arrival in Tana. Reception at the airport and foreign exchange operation. Direction East of Madagascar in order to discover the region and the lush vegetation of the Canal of the North Pangalans. Along the road, you will visit a private reserve ( crocodiles, butterflies, insects and you will see a great variety of chameleons of all sizes and colours ; it is the place in Madagascar where you can best observe the largest number of different species ). Cruise on the Pangalans Canal in the late afternoon ( with a small vedette motorboat ).

Day 2 : Pangalans
Trekking to visit a lemur reserve ( many species in the wild ; here, you will have an opportunity to see the largest species in the world, the Indri-Indri ). Splendid views and visit of a typical village in the East coast of Madagascar. Also discovery of the carnivorous Nepenthes plants.

Day 3 : Pangalans – Tana
Return by boat via Manambato along the Pangalans through lakes, rivers and lagunas with traps for fish ; you will occasionally see local canoes, rafts and bush-taxi boats.

Day 4 : Tana –Ambositra
Direction South of Madagascar so as to discover this region and its varied landscapes ( its red laterite houses, its innumerable terraced ricefields etc. ). Visit of workshops and stores of miniature bikes and rickshaws, of embroidery and precious and semi-precious stones along the road.

Day 5 : Ambositra
Trekking with early departure so as to discover the Zafimaniry region ( Antoetra and Ifasina ). Two very typical villages that are located far from the beaten track. You will feel completely removed from your usual surroundings in this landscapes full of valleys, hills and mountains. Zafimaniry art, due to its beauty, has been classified as World Heritage of UNESCO since 2003.

Day 6 : Ambositra – Ranomafana
Continuation on South-Eastern Madagascar through secondary and primary forests, with waterfalls and panoramic views along the road. Possibility of massage and bathing in a thermal spa in the late afternoon.

Day 7 : Ranomafana
Trekking to visit Ranomafana National Park ( to see other lemurs ) through a humid and dense tropical forest, through rivers and cascades.

Day 8 : Ranomafana – Andringitra
Continuation on South Madagascar through big granite rocks and superb terraced ricefields, on the way you discover the wonderful Betsileo region.

Day 9 : Andringitra
Trekking to visit Andringitra National Park, a mountainous region of bare granite plateau with xerophite mosses – panoramic views and waterfalls.

Day 10 : Andringitra – Isalo
Continuation on South Madagascar through its vast deserted plateaux and its large herds of zebu cattle in transhumance.

Day 11 : Isalo
Trekking to visit the Isalo National Park, a moonlike landscape, sandstone carved through the ages, similar to the Grand Canyon in the USA. Bathing in natural pools and oases along the trek.

Day 12 : Isalo – Ifaty
Continuation on South Madagascar through semi-deserted landscapes of thorn bush, through villages and Mahafaly tombs, through saphire mining villages and through sand dunes and typical Vezo fishing villages on the South-West coast of the Great Island. Possibility of bathing in the afternoon, or discovery of the typical Baobab forest of Ifaty.

Day 13 : Ifaty – Toliara – Tana
Free morning with bathing ad lib in one of the lagoons of the Mozambique Canal. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon and flight to Tana.

Day 14 : Tana- Paris
Tour of the Malagasy capital with shopping in the crafts market and visit of the Botanic and Zoological Park where you can find an almost complete range of the fauna and flora of Madagascar, as well as of its ways and customs. Discovery of the upper and lower part of the city, as well as the monuments of the city prior to transfer for the return journey to Paris.

Approximate cost : 1915 euros per person ( based on 2 persons )
Approximate cost : 1370 euros per person ( based on 4 persons )
Approximate cost : 1255 euros per person ( based on 8 persons )


All included EXCEPT : your international flights, visa, insurance, your personal expenses, tips for porters, for waiters etc., and all sorts of drinks.

You will settle ALL, once you are on the spot, as we progress ( cash, in euros ).


Anti-mosquito spray and cream, pocket torch and spare batteries, head torch if possible, swimsuits, light clothes as well as clothes to keep you warm ( for the high grounds ), cameras, small padlocks for your luggage, your personal medicines ( current antibiotics, antidiarrhoea, antiseptics, Betadine, compresses and cotton, ointment for sprains, lip salve and other personal medicines, protect yourself against malaria, e.g. follow a treatment ) sun cream, walking shoes or closed sports shoes, binoculars if necessary, old clothes ( children’s and adults’ ) to give here and there during the trip ( also biros, colour pencils, old dolls, teddy-bears, small balloons, etc. ) swiss knife, k-way or windcheater, hat or cap, etc. AND cash money = euros.

Clients' Testimony after their trips in Madagascar :

Dear Ravo,
... What to say, there’s so much ! ... First, a certainty we quickly acquired of trust, whatever the local conditions or situations. A certainty of being surrounded not only by professionals, but also by reliable and attentive friends ! A good feeling that the services rendered were totally free of all financial concerns, knowing well the living conditions in Mada ( Madagascar ) how they are ! ... Diégo Suarez, Nosy Be, the North of Madagascar, where tourism is still in its infancy, you had to improvise from one end to another. For instance the scarcity of finding places to stay, etc. Here, you surpassed yourself, everything was perfect ! ... And how wonderful to have found those unforgettable sites when I was 20 : Majunga and its baobab, Diégo Suarez and its magnificent bay ( second to none after Rio, according to me ), the old marine base Orangéa, a site of post-cataclysmic appearance, as if copied from an album of the great cartoonist Enki Billal. What else to say except a kindness at any and all moments, adjusting the group according to age or tiredness, a constant helping hand to cross difficult passageways ! A certainty as well that if one day we’d love to bump along the red tracks of Mada ( Madagascar ) again, we would be welcomed as friends ( and this is not said in vain ) and most professionally. Our friendship to you, to Pierrette and kisses to Jenny from us. Hubert and Marie-Colette DUPUIS

For more information, you can write to the following people. They have alot of experiences about travel and big travel. I have had the opportunity to meet them, I was their tour guide during their trip in Madagascar. Thanks alot to them to permit me to put their names and adresses on this web site. Don't hesitate to contact them and thank you so much :

MM. Richard and Cathy Condon : richardcondon@clearwire.be
MM. Rene and Janine Weemaels : reneweemaels@hotmail.com
MM. Erik and Colette Segers :

This last person ( Erik Segers ) has written in « LinkedIn » :
If you want to discover Madagascar, Ravo is your man to organise your trip from A to Z. Thanks to his deep knowledge and boundless enthusiasm we had a truly first class visit of this wonderful island. Without a doubt, I do recommend, wholeheartedly.





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