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Nanisana High School LHM Club

The Nanisana High School LHM Club weekly meeting on May 20, 2014 is focused on Bible study and Worship time. As every third Tuesday of the month, a team of LHM staff is in charge of preaching and teaching the Word of God followed by an exchange and sharing. The theme presented and debated was: “How do I distinguish truth from falsehood”.

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It is a very interesting theme for all
the young students
Thanks and recognition by Nanisana
LHM Club member to the LHM staff

Radio Program

“Corruption and Christian life: how to fight and to face it”

In general, the fight against corruption is a priority for the General Program of the State in many countries including Madagascar. We realize that corruption is existing in all sectors, and it is the main cause of degradation of the country. For months, corruption becomes a topic for a debate in almost of Radio Stations and Televisions in our country. The theme presented for our radio broadcast “Listen to His voice” for the month of May 2014 is “Corruption and Christian life: how to fight and to face it” which coincides well with this context. Young peoples, parents, Catechist and Pastor participated in this program. All of these participants affirmed that corruption is bad because it overturns the truth and the justice and causes bad impacts on the person who practices it, the society and the whole country. Jesus said, “Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right” (Psalms 106:3).
We note that this theme was chosen among the results of the survey of listeners in September 2013.

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The young peoples, The parents,
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The Catechist, The Pastor

Bible Correspondence Courses

It is an important and a precious program which involves a whole team

It is well to remember that the activity of the LHM program in 2000 was started by BCC; it was after that the other programs were launched. During the thirteen years of existence, we have realized that the number of people who are convinced to study the Holy Word is increasing. Since 2000 to December 2013, the total number of registered BCC students is about 31 750. For LHM office it is an activity which involves a whole team (staffs, volunteers). The work begins by: the awareness through Radio Stations, News paper, Internet, Schools, Universities, Churches visitations and through the volunteers scattered in all over the Islands; the reception at LHM Office the BCC students homework; the BCC grading; the inputting and recording student enrollment and note in databases; the sending back the corrected homework to BCC students by mail, by bush taxi or taking at the LHM Office. But what makes us very thankful to the Lord is that the BCC students are from the age of fourteen to seventeen.

“You study the Scriptures, because you think that in them you will find eternal life. And these very Scriptures speak about me” John 5:39

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Madagascar finally got his new Prime Minister!

In Madagascar, the new Prime Minister Kolo Roger appointed by the Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, formed his government. 31 Ministers are formally nominated. The opening Government brings together, 5 years after the crisis of 2009, representatives of all political persuasions.
The European Union immediately welcomed the formation of the new government … “an important step” which, according to the High Representative Catherine Ashton, “paving the way for the full normalization of relations between the EU and Madagascar and the full resumption of cooperation for development”. Madagascar was under international sanctions since 2009.

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Malagasy President Hery Rajaonarimampianina (right) and Prime Minister Kolo Roger (left)

ETS workshop:

Equipping the volunteers to be more effective

In order to equipping the LHM volunteers to be more effective in their collaboration with us, an ETS took place on April 26, 2014. It was a special Workshop training for the BCC volunteers in Antananarivo (the Capital of Madagascar) and surrounding. A total of 34 participants (all new BCC volunteers who have committed themselves during the last two years) from Lutheran Church and Reformed Church, Schools and Veterinary Department University attended this workshop. The goal of the training was to develop and diversify the volunteers’ role to more activities (film showings, radio program interview, distribution of Christian Literature, and extension of the BCC outside of their usual workplace). They could be equipped in term of evangelism issues so as to prompt them to become efficient tools in the hands of Jesus Christ, and so to reach a lot of people around them, who will pass through the different steps (responses, referrals and connections).

Four topics have been presented to the participants:
– Module 1: How about LHM
– Module 2: Why Evangelize
– Module 3: Evangelism
– Module 4: Five Recipes

All participants were fully involved during this ETS Training in sharing their experiences. They generally showed real interest in the content of the training. They showed a full participation through asking questions and sharing witness.

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The LHM Director and the Program Manager presenting a Module
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Practical advices module by The Audience Relations Some participants taking notes
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Participant asking question Participant giving thanks to the staff of LHM
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Group Picture April 2014