Jayalalithaa’s fans win her enough fans

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Written on: Saturday, 21st May 2016
The election count is over; it is now safe to move around the state.  Jayalathaa, the incumbent, bucked a 32-year-old trend where the incumbent is replaced every 5 years (usually to return in the next election) and won a consecutive second term. When I left for the pastoral training in the Puttur district yesterday, I noticed that my apartment . . . read more

What is the religion of love? Part 1

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Written on: Monday, 16th May 2016
From the Field May 16, ’16 Sometimes we hear the unenlightened say that Islam is a religion of love. These people either have not read much in the Koran or are, I am sorry to say, simply lying. Just consider the following from Islam’s own holy book. Islam teaches: Sura 4:101 – are the Read More . . . read more

Laying Low for the Election

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Written on: Sunday, 15th May 2016
Tomorrow (May 16) is election day in Tamil Nadu (where I am staying). The Chief Minister and the Legislative Assembly will be voted on. You can read more here. J Jayalalithaa is the incumbent Chief Minister. She is a former actress and has served as prime minister of Tamil Nadu for a number of years (from 1991 to 1996, in 2001, from 2002 to 2006, . . . read more

Pentecost is Approaching – May 15th

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Written on: Tuesday, 3rd May 2016
From the Field May 3, ’16 Pentecost Celebration It is a sad commentary that among some Christian churches, the big thing about Pentecost seems to be the miracles: sound of a mighty rushing wind, tongues of fire over the heads of apostles, and speaking in tongues. This year as with every year we celebrate Pentecost Read More . . . read more

Dealing with the Tower of Babel

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Written on: Sunday, 24th April 2016
One of the things that makes India unique is that there are 23 constitutionally recognized official languages. Each state (almost) has its own language and each language has its own writing system (script). In addition, there are many tribal languages. The BELC works in the northern part of Tamil Nadu (a Tamil-speaking state) and the southern . . . read more

France and Germany Upcoming

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Written on: Thursday, 21st April 2016
From the Field April 20, ’16 The CLC Mission Board has approved my going to France and Germany some time after the June CLC Convention. My trips in 2013 and 2014 were assisted by my friend Pastor Horst Gutsche, who acted in the capacity of translator and tour guide. In addition to CLC members who Read More . . . read more
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that we carry “in jars of clay” the treasure of the good news that Jesus has paid for all of our sins and the sins of the whole world, reconciled us to God, and earned us a home in heaven. This fact was sadly illustrated this past Friday at the BELC district chairmen’s meeting where I . . . read more

But we have this treasure in jars of clay – P. Moses

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Written on: Sunday, 17th April 2016
The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 4:7 that we carry “in jars of clay” the treasure of the good news that Jesus has paid for all of our sins and the sins of the whole world, reconciled us to God, and earned us a home in heaven. This fact was sadly illustrated this past Friday at the BELC district chairmen’s meeting where I . . . read more

Missions Slogans and Notable Quotes from Missionaries 1

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Written on: Tuesday, 5th April 2016
From the Field April 5, ’16 Who was the first to use the phrase ‘Great Commission? Some historical evidence points at Justinian von Weltz(1621-1688). Nearly 200 years later, it was Hudson Taylor, missionary to China, who really popularized the use of the phrase to describe Matthew 28:19-20. While von Weltz has been called a Dutch Read . . . read more

We Celebrate the Resurrection

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Written on: Thursday, 24th March 2016
From the Field March 24, 2016 Tonight we celebrate the Lord’s giving communion, tomorrow we celebrate His sacrifice on Calvary, and on the third day we celebrate: Jesus’ Resurrection Unless we read over all four accounts carefully we can get confused as to what and when things happened in connection with our Lord rising again Read More . . . read more

Missionaries with Journals:

Matthew Ude

Pastor Matthew Ude serves as missionary in India, as well as periodically visiting Nepal and Nigeria.

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Nathanael Mayhew

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Michael Gurath

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Dave Koenig

Missionary David Koenig served his Lord for many years in numerous overseas locations including Nigeria and India. Now semi-retired he continues to serve with regular overseas trips to Myanmar.

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Peter Evensen

Pastor Evensen currently serves as a missionary in Southern India.

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