India Visit by Global Mission Partnerships Executive, Oct. 2009

Photos from a visit to India by Jay Wittmeyer, executive director of the Church of the Brethren's Global Mission Partnerships. During the trip in October 2009, Wittmeyer visited with both the historically Brethren congregations in the Church of North India (CNI) and congregations and leaders of the Church of the Brethren India. He also visited the Rural Service Center, where the program has been undergoing a review and evaluation process initiated by the church's Global Food Crisis Fund. CNI is beginning celebrations of its 40th anniversary year. Photographs were taken by Jay Wittmeyer. Click on any thumbnail below to view full-size images and read photo captions.


Visiting churches in India
Visiting churches in India

CNI in Ankleshwar holds special service of welcome
CNI in Ankleshwar holds special service of welcome

Bishop Vinod Malavia
Bishop Vinod Malavia

Ankleshwar choir
Ankleshwar choir

Clergy gather from area congregations
Clergy gather from area congregations

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School

The Ankleshwar church
The Ankleshwar church

Sugar and spice candies
Sugar and spice candies

Seminarians and teachers
Seminarians and teachers

CNI church in Ahmadabad
CNI church in Ahmadabad

Church of the Brethren India welcome banner
Church of the Brethren India welcome banner

Together in the pulpit
Together in the pulpit

Visiting with Church of the Brethren India leaders
Visiting with Church of the Brethren India leaders

A meeting of the CBGB Trust
A meeting of the CBGB Trust

Rachel and Idrak Din of the Rural Service Center
Rachel and Idrak Din of the Rural Service Center

Rural Service Center Board
Rural Service Center Board

Farm families receive support
Farm families receive support

A pump for drip irrigation
A pump for drip irrigation

A family cuts grass
A family cuts grass

Improved varieties of cotton
Improved varieties of cotton

Nuts!
Nuts!

Water pump in a farm field
Water pump in a farm field

Inside the farm house
Inside the farm house

The farm house
The farm house

A church serving farm families
A church serving farm families

Inside the St. Paul church
Inside the St. Paul church

A tent city
A tent city

Cathedral in New Delhi
Cathedral in New Delhi

Homeless on the streets
Homeless on the streets

India prepares for Festival of Lights
India prepares for Festival of Lights


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