Madagascar school aims to empower students

Antananarivo, Madagascar

At the Nazarene district center in Antananarivo, rooms that used to sit vacant are now alive with activity as students learn English, study the Bible, and gain computer skills.

The new learning center, called Living Hope School, opened 13 January through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.  

Madagascar missionaries Ronald and Shelly Miller saw the school as a way to support the district financially — students pay a monthly fee equal to about $5 to $10 — while also equipping community members with job skills.

India pastor dies while preparing for JESUS film showing

Biprosh Devsharma, a pastor and JESUS Film leader, passed away this month at the age of 30. Devsharma was on the roof of a home setting up for a JESUS film presentation when he fell, causing severe injuries. He passed away after a short stay in the hospital.

Devsharma, the oldest of three sons, is survived by his wife and 18-month-old son. He was also caring for his parents at the time of his death.

In 2003, while still in school, Devsharma became a JESUS Film team helper. He progressed to team member status and concluded his service as a team leader.

Nazarenes in the News: February 20, 2015

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