Reflection on a Modern Missionary Journey
Monday 15th October. I'm off again to India, this time to Delhi via Mumbai. Not long after arriving I visited the urban slum work with Stephen, an IEM missionary, and also the Day Care Centre run by IEM.
Wednesday 17th October, a short internal flight to Guwahati, then by car to Shillong with Dr. Kharchandy, who is an IEM Board Member.
Thursday 18th October, visited Mairang with Kharchandy to see the work started on a new Christian school.
The school needs finance to finish the work. Hopefully a charitable charity will be able to help.
On the road at Mairang.
Doimukh, visiting Rev Kap, IEM missionary, and his family.
Sunday 21st October, worship at the local Baptist church, where I preached.
Boys sing at the service in Doimukh.
Monday 22nd October visited the Nishi Baptist Church General Secretary to discuss the land they hope to make available to IEM to enable them to build a new childrens’ hostel. While there I had the opportunity to try out some traditional Nishi Warrior accessories!
Wednesday 24th October, internal flight to Hyderabad. Overnight stay with Rev Jebakumar, senior IEM missionary, and his wife Crownie.
A birthday boy in Chinnoor.
A Christian couple at Asnad.
Christians at Asnad.
An IEM church.
The visit included a pillion ride with Philip to the local fish market!
Florance & Philip.
The fish market.
IEM church, Krishnagiri
The boys hostel, Krishnagiri.
The girls hostel.
Monkeys seen out on the road.
IEM HQ Bangalore.
Annual Conference, dancing.
See my visit to OTI in May. I had a shorter visit to India earlier in this year to attend a service for the dedication of OTI's new dining hall extension. If you are on Facebook join Johns mission trip to India for the latest news.
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