Jane Carrothers is a Volunteer in Mission from the diocese of British Columbia serving in Madagascar. Here she describes some of her daily work and gives some background to the Anglican Church in Madagascar having recently "translated from the French two papers by a professor of anthropology who lectures at the college and who is an Anglican, on the role of the Anglican missionaries in ending the slave trade, and on relations between dioceses in the Province of the Indian Ocean. Clergy here are paid something like a fifth of the stipends of those on Mauritius and Seychelles, which makes for problems, I gather. At least part of the reason Anglicans are poor, is that missionaries, who were here first, converted the royal family and the nobles to what is now called Protestant Reformed. The Anglicans worked among the lower classes and the slaves".