Without a Broom

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Question: How do you know men are in charge in India? Answer: Because when you install a new phone line, you drop it off the roof, let it hang down the side of the building, and drill a hole in the window frame of your living room to get it inside. If you want to try to make it look nice and professional you strap it to water pipes with . . . read more

Diwali

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Last week was Diwali, one of the most popular of the Hindu festivals. This is the festival of lights. There are some stories associated with Diwali ( also sometimes called Deepavali ). These stories have to do with good princes conquering evil kings, and gods who bring light to a dark world. Diwali commemorates . . . read more

New Things

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I am always learning new things about India, which is of course to be expected and part of the fun. For example today a couple of younger people stopped by my apartment asking for money to help an organization called CRY.  An organization aimed at helping children in India www.cry.org .  And ended up finding . . . read more

Help Needed

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The wife of one of our pastors in koppedu district needs heart surgery within the next couple of months, or else the doctors say she will not make it.  The price for the surgery comes to about $850 in USD. Not much for Americans but far beyond her husband’s means. Considering the time sensitive nature of . . . read more

AP Wanderings

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Benches Beyond

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Teaching – October 11th – 14th Fresh from my victory over the bull, close enough for me anyway, this week was teaching time at the Bible School in Nidubrolu. There was some miscommunication over the subject matter. Jyothi apparently had understood that I was going to be going through the whole book Ephesians, where as I . . . read more

Come Together

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Joint Asia Pastoral Conference – October 6th and 7th From all over Asia, okay maybe just India and Nepal, we came to Nellore, to do the things that apparently pastors do these days when they get together, show hundreds of hours of slide shows. We saw pictures of pastors preaching, pastors teaching, pastors praying, pastors handing . . . read more

Fellowship of the Four

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Weekend in Guntur – October 7th – 10th Raju and Rajan Bhitrakoti came down from Nepal for the Joint Asian Pastoral Conference 2010. Due to the Commonwealth Games taking place in Delhi as well as the Indian holiday season, train travel especially towards Delhi was stuffed to overflowing. It was difficult to find any . . . read more

Joint Asia Pastoral Conference

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Representatives from all our sister church bodies in Asia, come to Nellore India, for fellowship and discussion. . . . read more

Incidentless

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The week after my return from Africa my internet was down. I arrived back in India, thinking I would have the opportunity to talk to my family and friends again, catch up on my email and finances, and maybe write a final post. Instead I arrived to find the internet was not working. This isn’t . . . read more