Aus Memorial Lecture

March 26, 2014, 1:30 p.m.

Olson Campus Center, Chapel of the Incarnation

"Making Disciples for Jesus"

Dr. Péri Rasolondraibe
Péri Rasolondraibe was a student of George Aus in the early 1970s, and never forgot Aus' constant question, "Where is Jesus?" His story is distinguished and remarkable. Rasolondraibe attended the Lutheran seminary in Ivory Fianarantsoa, Madagascar; received an M.Th. from Luther Seminary and earned a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He served as professor of systematics and Christian ethics at Luther, where he was also director of the GMI. He also served as an executive at the Lutheran World Federation in Mission and Development. Over the years he has served as pastor and district president of his church in Madagascar. He is now pastor emeritus of Madagascar's largest Lutheran congregation, Antananarivo, in Madagascar. Rasolondraibe has always worked not simply to "make" Christians, but to call people into an active and living faith of discipleship and mission.