Fatal Attraction

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On Tuesday June 26th my father and I left for my return trip to India. Our plan being to stop in Nepal for two weeks first then my father would stay with me in India for the rest of the month before returning home and desperately trying to make up for lost time and prepare for the imminent arrival of students. We flew from Chicago to London where . . . read more

Sabbath Worship

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When we finally arrived in Kathmandu, Raju was busy at the American Embassy attempting to get his visa so that he may come this fall for school at Immanuel Eau Claire. He needed one more document from Todd Ohlmann and therefore skipped our Monday conference so that he could return to the Embassy. We certainly want to remember Raju in our prayers as . . . read more

VBS Inauguration 2012

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Sunday April 29th Dave and I joined the Indian district chairman at Nagalapuram for the Inauguration serivce of the 2012 VBS season here in India. There were around 600 children packed into  the hall. In the picture album below the first girl is singing, the second little girl recited all 66 books of the Bible and then the first psalm. Dave . . . read more

7 Days

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Just 7 days left till I depart India and return again to my home. As that day draws near it becomes harder and harder for me to concentrate on the work at hand. I have a week of classes yet before I depart but all my thoughts are on the departure. One might easily expect the same of John when he wrote his gospel. He was an old man. All of his . . . read more

John in Nellore

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I just returned from Classes in Nellore and Renigunta. Here Moses regularly monthly holds classes on the 10th and 11th. But these dates rarely fit into my schedule so this month Moses scheduled a second set of classes when I would be there April 19th and 20th. However due to the irregularity some of the pastors were unable to attend. Furthermore . . . read more

Goa

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I just returned from Goa the India popular tourist beach state. I certainly enjoyed the beaches but I was there to meet with a small congregation that Victor ( one of the BELC district chairman ) has been in contact with. Goa is a small state on the western side of India south of Mumbai. It is known most for its beautiful beaches but also has . . . read more

Vanessa and the Dudens

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I have been rather lax in my journaling activities for the last two months. As I become more accustomed to these foreign surroundings my activities and travels seem more and more routine and therefore less worthy of chronicling. But it always makes for an exciting and noteworthy week when friends from the home side of the world come to visit. A . . . read more

Pictures: Victoria Falls

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Rajamani Returns from Malaysia

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On Friday the 24th of March the district chairman of the BELC meet with Dave Koenig and me for our bimonthly chairman’s meeting. Normally we would have held it in January but both Pastor Koenig and I were absent from India until early February. All of the Chairman spoke about the growth of the word of the Lord. Moses has started a new church . . . read more

The Singing Bus

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Sunday January 22, 2012 Sunday and Monday were set aside to visit with Yumba of the CCLC. He wanted us to visit with some churches he has started working with right across the Zambian border. We have to be back to Lubumbashi Monday night so that we can have the combined pastoral conference ( CCLC and ELCC ) on Tuesday. So we are headed across the . . . read more