Pictures take while in Indian on a mission trip for the Foreign Mission of the ALCA
Date(s): 03/2010. Album by Bruce and Leif. Photos by Bruce/Leif. 1 - 35 of 35 Total. 1266 Visits.
1 The India people are very good at welcoming you into there country, home, or church.
2 Here is the home welcome!
3 The orphan children study before school
4 Carmelle Hanson and Terri Hilman gave a lot of shots at the Free Medical camps
5 The girls in there dorm. The new sheets on their bed were donated by the Ironwood church women.
6 The first for 4 pastors training seminars
7 Typical country side in the area we work in. Lots of rice!
8 Orphan children. The little girl on the left really wanted to come back in my suitcase!
9 The travelers on this trip put together and donated 4 bicycles and 4 drums for various very poor pastors. The bicycles save many miles of walking each week!
10 This poor widows pastor husband very recently died of cancer. It was a such a joy to be able to help her.
11 The ladies of the kitchen finally get to eat! They work so hard!
12 Turtle for supper.
13 The canals are used for everything from bathing water buffalo, irrigating rice field, washing clothes, and drinking!
14 And bathing
15 The hand made bricks become the furnace to be dried to make ready for use.
16 From left: Shandra Hilman, Carmelle Hanson, Emily Wouri, Terri Hilman along with many Indian friends at God'd Peace Temple.
17 This lady is a true pillar of the church! What an inspiration and story of dedication she is!
18 The Western women by the well.
19 A group of bible scholars that knew English stopped by so we gifted them a Joseph book! These were the only people that knew English that we saw besides our hosts who were also our translators.
20 Another pastors training seminar. The mud and thatched roof church was a wonderful place and made a very cozy church
21 How sea salt is made! Next stop, the table!
22 Women work so very hard in India, but they keep smiling!
23 The travelers on this trip donated personally to host 8 of these camps which served between 800 and 1000 very poor people.
24 People line up for the free medical camp that was held on a roof top.
25 Many services were late at night and very large. The largest service had 2000 people.
26 Don't you love the colors?
27 This is the congregation that had to witness a pastor beheaded during the sermon. When captured by police, the murderer still had the head of the pastor with him. They have no church building, but have a total of 400 members for their street services.
28 Typical trucks that are everywhere
29 Hindu temples abound! Usually not this big.
30 11 People were baptized.
31 Water buffalo showed up only a few feet away during the baptism.
32 Young people leading in singing at one of the many of late night large outdoor services. This one was on the street. All sermons are broadcast throughout the villages with ver loud speakers.
33 This oxcart was on a small road, but you can meet these in the center of the city or on the largest highways.
34 Pricialla and Aquilla. Aquilla told us that he just got back from winning the release of a Christian that was bound because he was a Christian. Where did this happen? Exactly where we just came from before we met Aquilla. No wonder we did not get a good feeling at that place.
35 These parents tragically lost the two pictured daughters by drowning. This happened a few months ago only a few hundred yards from their home.