Thursday, August 04, 2005

Comissioning for India

July 24 was the date, the good people of St. Stephanus were the congregation for our commissioning for the work for this year in India. We are standing with Rev. Jim Bender in front of the St. Stephanus centennial quilt. In a sense we have become a new square in the quilt, one more outreach of the congregation, while we serve as well with Synod's Board for Mission Services and on sabbatical from Concordia University.

The bulk of the work for this year is Rich's teaching for Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institue in Chennai (Madras)( Behind the scenes there will be much learning about Indian languages, cultures and religions. Also we will discover how the church serves in such a minority setting; Christians are perhaps 3% of the population of India.

We are grateful for the support of family, congregation, Concordia and community as we set off on this venture. We will post some new images each month as a thank you for your support.


  • Dr. Carter:
    Kudos on the blog, blessings on the trip. I will check in from time to time. Be sure to keep the pictures coming!

    By Blogger A, at Mon Aug 08, 08:37:00 PM PDT  

  • Carters -
    Wanting more pictures... :) I heard you bumped into my friends in Hong Kong, it's nice that the world is so small. May there be many more blessings of Christian Fellowship in the 3% Christian world of India to come.

    In Christ our Peace.

    By Blogger Anoki Ha Ish, at Wed Aug 31, 12:55:00 PM PDT  

  • Dr. Carter and Miriam-
    God's blessings to you this year. I recieved you message about Brother Roger of the Taize community and was touched that you thought of me. Thank you. Also, I read that you met that Hansons in Hong Kong, they are from my home church in Des Moines, what a small Lutheran world. Just wanted to say hello for myself personally and for the group of AEX. We miss you and pray continually for your work and safe return to us.

    God's Love and Peace,
    Andy Herzberg

    By Blogger Andy, at Tue Sep 13, 07:27:00 PM PDT  

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