Thursday, March 22, 2012

Visitors at NJH . . .

Over the last week, we had quite a crowd at NJH.

It was amazing as we got a church group to come over to NJH and see for themselves what we were doing. I'm not very sure if there has been quite this large a group from a church come over before.

The Parish Mission of the Marthoma Church, Kolkota under the leadership of Rev. Issac  arrived at NJH via Ranchi and left on Sunday, the 18th March.

It was amazing that the train arrived on time. We had been planning for a late arrival. Since the train was on time, we got time to visit the St. Thomas School, Ranchi. It was quite an encouraging time that we had at the school which is being taken to new heights under the leadership of Rev. Joseph Ayrookuzhy.

The front of the school with the Mar Thoma Church, Ranchi

Meeting Rev. Joseph

The visitors
After spending about one hour at the school, we were on our way to NJH. I had planned to take them to a rural church in the region. I selected a church under the Bihar Mennonite Mandali. The members of the team were amazed at the faith of the fledgling church in Boddha, a remote area of Latehar district near Chandwa.

Proposed railway route between Lohardaga and Chandwa.
Once this becomes operational, Ranchi would be easily accessible by rail from NJH

Walking to the village

Mennonite Church, Bodha

With the believers of Bodha church

After lunch at Chandwa, we reached NJH by around 5 in the evening.

The team had a quite hectic time at NJH.

In between, we also had a very quick visit from Pastor Clive and his wife, Joy from New Zealand. They were kind enough to visit us along with Mrs. Margaret, our Regional Director, who happened to visit us on Saturday last. We are thankful to the wonderful family for the visit . . .

Mrs Margaret, Regional Director along with Pastor Clive and Mrs Joy

The team at NJH. Almost all the snaps were taken by Adv. Chacko Mathai

We at NJH have been encouraged by the visit from all of you.

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