Category Archives: Pictures

VBS Inaguration 2014

Monday, May 5th 2014

On May 1st we had the inauguration of the BELC summer VBS program. Hundreds of children from all over the districts of the BELC gathered in Nagalapuram. The children sang and danced and recited bible passages on stage. Many of the parents also came to watch the children. After the service and the performances a small

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Easter, nearly there

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Vanessa and I just finished coloring our last batch of Easter eggs. Earlier this week we thought it would be a good idea to color Easter eggs for all the members of the church we are visiting tomorrow. At 10pm Saturday night I’m not quite as thrilled about the idea but its done now. When we

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Vanessa and the Children

Thursday, March 6th 2014

After two days of classes at the CLCI Bible School, we went out for eleven days of visiting churches in the evening. We would normally head out in the evening around 6pm, arrive at the church between 7pm and 8pm. At this point a few people would start singing and Vanessa would play with the

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CLCI 2014 February Visit

Wednesday, March 5th 2014

Vanessa and I arrived back in India on February 3rd with four days to unpack, clean, get everything set in order, repack, and head out again. This time we were going north to the state of Andhra Pradesh. Eight hours and six hundred miles north of Chennai is Nidubrolu, where Jyothi lives and teaches at

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Into Zambia

Wednesday, September 18th 2013

After the conference in Whiski it was time to say goodbye to the Congo and head south into Zambia. It was strange to be south of the Equator and not only because the water drained in the wrong direction. The farther south we went the colder the weather became. Not that it every became too

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Whiski Conference

Monday, September 16th 2013

After returning from our voyages in the North we met up with Yumba and drove up to Whiski for a three day conference with the pastors and members of the CCLC. Whiski is a small village just near the border between Congo DRC and Zambia. The day before the conference we began with a worship

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The Rough and Rugged North

Saturday, September 14th 2013

Even though we have already visited Congo and Zambia once this year in January, in late July of 2013 it was time to return again. While there in January it was indicated to us that August would be a much better time to visit. For one thing august is the height of the dry season

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Nigeria Visit, June 2013

Wednesday, September 11th 2013

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Todd in Togo

Monday, September 9th 2013

Although Pastor Ohlmann was not able to come in time for Kossi’s wedding, but he did arrive the following day to visit Togo and meet Kossi. This was Todd’s first visit to Togo. We spent a couple days in Togo. We visited three of Kossi’s five congregations. Even though Pastor Ohlmann has been reading reports

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Togo Wedding

Near the end of May 2013 Pastor Kossi Blewu, the head of the Eglise Evangelique Lutherienne de Confession du Togo, celebrated his wedding. By local custom he was already married to his wife for many years. But knowing the importance first of asking the Lord’s blessing and second of being an example to his congregation, he

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