Hamro Gahr

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Post Date: November, 2011
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Bhaje, Munoj, Rohit, Sharita, Joseph, Mamata, Emaya, Sharita Hamor Gahr means our home; it is what the children call the home provided by the Bitrakoti family and the HCLC to care for these 7 seven children.  I spent a large part of 4 days with them.  A holiday called Tihar, which has similarities to Christmas, occurred in my last week in Read More

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Post Date: October, 2011
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The first days in Nepal I was a tourist only.  Pastor Raju and Rajan had tickets for the train which was cancelled.  The got tickets to fly, but had to wait 3 days.  I arrived on Sunday; they arrived on Thursday.  I stayed in Khumbu Hotel for these days; this is near the Bouhda Stupa a favorite tourist spot for trekking and Bhuddist temples.  Read More

“LOFTY MOUNTAIN GRANDEUR”

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Post Date: October, 2011
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O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder Consider all The works Thy Hand hath made, I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder, Thy pow’r throughout The universe displayed; When I look down On lofty mountain grandeur Then sings my soul, My Saviour God, to Thee, How great Thou art! How great Thou art! Read More

Joint Asian Pastoral Conference

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Post Date: October, 2011
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The last event I attended in India was this conference in Chennai, India.  I think Pastor Koenig will share some statistics in his newsletter.  The conference was conducted in English as common to all groups.  The Church of the Lutheran Confession Nepal, Church of the Lutheran Confession Myanmar, Church of the Lutheran Confession India and Read More

Still Much To Do

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Post Date: October, 2011
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Since the trip to Goa was cancelled and painting churches was postponed, I thought there would be less to do.  I was wrong again.  I did get to the beach for part of a day and a concert by Deutche Philharmonie Merck (of Merk pharmaceuticals) with Pastor Koenig.  The two women came to clean the apartment before Pastor Ude got back. Read More

Second Trip to Kadapa

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Post Date: October, 2011
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I was able to make a second trip to the four districts around Kadapa.  These are a few scenes from the trip. Read More

Time for Study and a Wedding

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Post Date: September, 2011
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I have been working at projects this past week and will continue into next week.  Pastor Koenig is giving me materials to study about missions and India churches.  I read a book one day because it looked interesting.  It was Why Johnny Can’t Preach. It fits into what I am teaching.  I have been doing other research on the internet Read More

Church of the Lutheran Confession, Nidubrolu

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Post Date: September, 2011
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At the CLCI Bible Institute I taught to the seminary students and the pastors at once.  A half dozen had to sit in the entry way.  The overhead projector was used and needed so everyone could see the pictures and teaching method list.  This group asked a lot of questions at the end.  Pastor Jyothi interpreted for me and explained the Read More

Kadapa the Rest of the Week

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Post Date: August, 2011
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We are on the way to class at Alagada, Kurnool District.  The road is under construction most of the way to make it a 4 lane road with a median.   One of the biggest problems are the many bridges or culverts to be installed.  So the bridge construction is behind the road construction.  They will still have the variety of vehicles on the new Read More

Kadapa, Monday

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Post Date: August, 2011
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The streets were flooded and the sewers were backed up.  Kumar got us around the mess and at the class on time.  There were only seven pastors that could make it. The pastors seemed to understand English quite well.  We talked back and forth in the lesson.  Some of the terminology was hard for Pastor Victor to translate so we discussed the Read More