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  1. India2011

  2. Fifth Preaching Trip to India(Oct. 16-Nov. 14, 2011) • Marc Smith, Steve Wallace, John Gentry • Most diverse trip I have made so far (places and variety of opportunities) • Many helpers for which I am thankful • Good to report on the work God has done and is doing, Acts 21:17-19 (14:27)

  3. Tamil Nadu

  4. Tamil Nadu (Oct. 18-25) Bangalore October 18 Arrived in Chennai and that night traveled to Madurai

  5. Tamil Nadu (Oct. 18-25) Gobi (10/24) Nasiyanoor (Erode) (10/25) Periyakulam (10/19) Arappalayam (10/20-10/23)

  6. Periyakulam church of Christ (Oct. 19)Tamil Nadu

  7. Arappalayam church of Christ (Oct. 20-23)Madurai, Tamil Nadu

  8. Gobi church of Christ (Oct. 24)Tamil Nadu

  9. (Our taxis was an Ambassador from British Colonial era) Nasiyanoor church of Christ (Oct. 24)Tamil Nadu

  10. Maharashtra (Oct. 26-28)

  11. Maharashtra(Oct. 26-28) Lonavala Pune • Three-day gathering of brethren from Pune and Mumbai • Steve Wallace and John Gentry

  12. Steve Wallace,Chella ThangamJohn GentryJoe Price Lonavala (Oct. 24-26) Maharashtra

  13. Lonavala Hill Station

  14. Karnataka (Oct. 29-Nov. 4)

  15. Karnataka(Oct. 29-Nov. 4) • Oct. 29: Traveled to Bangalore (Bengaluru) • Marc Smith waiting • Oct. 30: Lord’s day assembly • Oct. 31-Nov. 4: Preacher training classes

  16. Bangalore Preacher Classes (Oct. 31-Nov. 4) (46 preachers attended) Brother BabuRao preaching

  17. Andhra Pradesh (Nov. 5-10)

  18. Train from Bangalore to Guntur (Nov. 5)

  19. Andhra Pradesh(Nov. 5-10)

  20. Andhra PradeshGuntur District(Nov. 5-10) Papayapalem MADALA • Nov. 5: Train to Guntur • Nov 6: Churches in Papayapalem and Madala; Gospel meeting that night in Madala • -John Gentry was in Narasaraopet (Nov. 3-8)

  21. Papayapalem (Nov. 6)Francis preaches here

  22. Madala (Nov. 6)Lenin Babu preaches here

  23. Madala (Nov. 6)Gospel Meeting Sunday night

  24. Andhra PradeshGuntur District(Nov. 5-10) Gadevaripalle Vannayapalem MADALA • November 7: • Morning – Gadevaripalle (Nagavaram) • Afternoon – Vannayapalem • Night – Madala gospel meeting

  25. Gadevaripalle / Nagavaram (Nov. 7)Amrutharao / Vidyasagar Vannayapalem (Nov. 7) Amrutharao and M. Jagganadam preach here

  26. Land purchased by the Vannayapalem church for a future building

  27. Madala Gospel Meeting (Nov. 7)About 80 present

  28. Andhra PradeshGuntur District(Nov. 5-10) ABBURU • November 8: • Sattenapalle – Preacher classes all day • Abburu – Night gospel meeting

  29. Sattenapalle preacher classes (Nov. 8)Total of 67 attended

  30. Abburu gospel meeting (Nov. 8)Outside gathering of 250-300Ch. Thomas preaches here

  31. Andhra PradeshGuntur District(Nov. 5-10) GURAJALA • November 9: • Gurajala • Guntur

  32. Gurajala (Nov. 9)Jeremiah preaches here (~45 attended)

  33. Guntur (Nov. 9)Brother Yesuratnam, wife and daughter

  34. Andhra Pradesh(Nov. 5-10) Pallipalem • November 10: • Pallipalem (seaside village)

  35. Pallipalem (Nov. 10) ~50 present

  36. Karnataka(Nov. 11-13) • Nov. 12-13: Bhadravathi -12th - Gospel meeting -13th – Lord’s Day Bhadravathi

  37. Bhadravathi • (Nov. 12-13)

  38. Audiences and Messages • First 10 Days: Six Different Groups in the Orbit of Institutionalism • Tamil Nadu: Heavily influenced by liberalism • Madurai: Lessons on Bible authority, the work and organization of the church • Good chance of more meetings and classes here • Maharashtra: Some progress seen • Mumbai: John Gentry had a 2-day debate with Jim Waldron on general benevolence and centralization

  39. Audiences and Messages • Bangalore Preacher Classes • Reinforced Bible authority • Liberalism, especially organizational corruptions such as directors, etc. • Andhra Pradesh • Exhorted brethren on a wide range of topics • Influence of liberalism is creeping back among some of the brethren

  40. Audiences and Messages • Complete conversion to Christ, Lk. 14:25-27, 33; Matt. 6:24 • Vestiges of Hinduism among the brethren • Bindi

  41. Audiences and Messages • Complete conversion to Christ, Lk. 14:25-27, 33; Matt. 6:24 • Registration with the Indian government • Based on the castes • Some remain registered as Hindus • Should register as “Christian” (Matt. 10:32) • Declaration of faith • Demand of repentance • Dedicated example of discipleship

  42. Audiences and Messages • Bangalore classes (2 Tim. 2:2) • Indian preachers taught a daily lesson • Preacher classes need to localized to increase effectiveness • Localized contact helps us know the needs better and more efficiently address them, 2 Jno. 12; 3 Jno. 13-14

  43. Audiences and Messages • Visiting the churches (Acts 18:23) • Very encouraging part of the work • Observation key to learning what is most needed, Acts 11:23 • We observed these needs: • To grow and be grounded, Col. 2:6-7 • To learn to be converted to Christ, not men, 1 Cor. 1:10-13 • To be living their faith, 1 Pet. 2:11-12 • To meet the duties within the local church

  44. Localized preacher training classes in 2012 • 2-3 day visits with a number of churches • Attempt to continue making inroads with institutional churches (Chennai, Madurai) • Explore opportunities in NE India • Remember: It is the Lord’s work! 1 Cor. 16:10; 15:58 The Future Jas. 4:15