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Posted by on October 12, 2011

I was grading the course Paul’s Letters to Pastors from a French-language student.  As soon as I saw the student’s name, I knew she had to be from the  island of Madagascar. The size and style of the name took me back to our France-ICI office in Paris in 1979. We had the first computer purchased with  Speed-the-Light funds given by the youth in the Assemblies of God Churches in South Texas. We had to customize the “NAME” field in the student data base program to accommodate the long names of our students from Madagascar. Now, many years later, Robertine RASOAMIARAMANANA is one of our Malagasy students studying in our Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology program in French. She is the wife of the pastor of a church with over 2000 adherents in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar. She is one of twelve students in a study group in the church, being trained for leadership through our Global University French Program. What a privilege to be training students half way around the world for the ministry to which God has called them!


  1. Becky Templer Breazeale

    WOW!!! That is an awesome update! I remember those long names and it’s so like God to let you see that work was not in vain. PTL!

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