Map Pictures: Kakinada Visit

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After the epic train ride to the northern part of Andhra Pradesh we stayed in Kakinda four nights visiting three congregations. these congregations are marked on the map below. November 28  - Jayathinagar РPastor Daneil November 29 РGygolepadu РPastor Sudhakar November 30 РKakinada РPastor Wycliff Pastor Wycliff . . . read more

Map Pictures: Ongole Visit

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The final CLCI district we visited last week was the Ongole area which is down near the southern part on Andhra Pradesh. This coming week I will be in Nellore which is part of the BELC but is again near the same area just a little farther south. Nov 1 – Mallavaram – Pastor Simon Nov 2 – Vavilatipadu – Pastor Rosaiah Nov 3 . . . read more

Quick Return

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Made it back to India. I left the US last week on Monday Oct 3rd I traveled through London and Bahrain, arriving in India at 5am Wednesday October 5th. This return to India is “quick” because I will be leaving again in under two months, not because the plane ride was fast. The actual travel time to get here was longer than normal since . . . read more

Powerless

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Generally speaking the power in Chennai is fairly reliable. Certainly nothing like the US, it goes off almost every day during the “summer”, but it is almost always at the same time every day, for my part of the city that is from 4pm till 5pm. Today however for whatever reason it went out around 10am. Usually even an hour without power . . . read more

Kabadi

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Last night I was in for a pleasant surprise. When we got to D Paul’s house his eldest son took me over to the government boys hostel, where the boys from the villages stay while going to school here in Nagalapuram. There we watched a game of Kabadi. In the picture below the young man in the black shirt and white shorts attempts to tag any of . . . read more

Kabadi Video

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Hot Work

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It’s 95 degrees and 60% humidity here in Chennai so its actually a bit nicer out than it has been. For those of you who are familiar with the seasons of Southern India, May is the hottest month of the year. Mid June the rains are supposed to start and help cool it down some, but that has not yet happened. So I tend to spend as much time as . . . read more

Sheep on a bike

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In the village

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A few weeks ago Rajamani ( see picture ) asked me how he could learn to understand me better. My speaking that is not some weird spiritual journey into my inner psyche. Since I had been contemplating means to get a closer look at the normal daily lives of our Indian brothers, I immediately suggested I could bunk with him for a week. So here I am . . . read more

A Death on Easter Sunday

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The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to anticipate possible civil unrest around Anantapur in southern Andhra Pradesh following the death on April 24th of the religious leader Sathya Sai Baba. We recommend U.S. citizens avoid traveling to Puttaparthi in Anantapur, as well as Whitefield (near Bangalore) and Kodai Kanal, Tamil Nadu, the sites . . . read more