Pictures taken while on a Foreign Mission trip to India.
Album by Bruce and Leif. Photos by John R.. 1 - 24 of 51 Total. 1983 Visits.
1 Youth leaders in one congregation that came for special prayers and encouragement. They are so serious about there position. I will send them The Weekly Diner each week.
2 Tiny church!
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3 Roof top service. Text was Mark 2:1-12 It feels so wonderful that in India there always are some people that come that are not Christians yet. Even though they worship idols, they are asked to come and they do. Also, every sermon is broadcaset with very loud speakers for thousands to hear at their homes.
4 Dedication of a new ALC church in India. Thank you Lord for laying it on the hearts of the donors.
5 Collection time! They donate money and or rice. The rice is for the widows or poor pastors.
6 Another late night service.
7 The children of God are so beautiful in every country!
8 Brother and Sister in ALC Home
9 I found a Christian under the hay. We talked a while, then he put down the hay, asked for prayers and wanted to discuss.
10 All in the picture have Leprosy
11 Grinding coconut which was later put into our rice.
12 Pastors training. 150 or so in this 3 day session.
13 AH Clinic
14 This Hindu fellow could not ride by without listening a bit! Pray that he and the 10,000 or so others in his village that heard due to the very loud speakers... really heard!
15 Full church
16 In fact overfull! The ones on the right are outside!
17 These poor women saw a pastor beheaded from as they sat in this outdoor church only 5 years ago.
18 Traditional welcome in India. You can see the hard life on the face of these women. They are very poor. (from the same congregation as previous picture.)
19 Picture above is Nancy Helmes. Her grandaughter Bethany was welcomed here at the Alvar Helmes Mission Hospital.
20 A most common scene.
21 Typical landscape... rice and palms.
22 One of the more than one dozen wells drilled in the last year with money donated though the Foreign Mission by US Christians that wanted the poor Christians of India to have water free of persecution!
23 Bicyles donated to the poor pastors so they can reach more people and churches than by walking.
24 Up to 1250 or so at these late night services. 9-12 PM or so.