Monthly Archives: March 2017

2015 India Trip Pictures (a little bit late)

2015 Trip PictureHi Everyone,

Sorry I have been so slow in posting all these pictures from the 2015 trip to India!   With the 2017 trip fast approaching I figured I need to get these pictures from the last trip posted. Hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I did.  Such good memories!  Please be praying for the 2017 team as they prepare to leave on May 4th.

– Joy Steiner (2015 Trip Team Member)

Click on the links below to see pictures from different parts of the trip.

Album #1 – Travel & First 2 Days in India
The 2015 India Team took off from Cleveland Hopkins Airport on April 30th, 2015 headed for 2 weeks in India.

Album #2 – CGBCIndia Conference
The team was blessed to be able to participate in the 2015 conference of the CGBCIndia.

Album #3 – Trip to Palladam & Southern Tamil Nadu
The team made a few trips within the state of Tamil Nadu to visit church planting locations. First pictures are from the visit at Palladam and then southern India including a baptism, church service at Cholapuram, Medical clinic, and two visits to Torbay House.

Album #4 – Last few days in India and Travel Home
We spent the last few days of our trip in Coimbatore and then started the trip home to the USA.


If you would rather see a short overview of the trip in pictures click on the link below to be taken to a post of all pictures/captions that I did right after the trip in 2015. – Joy
Pictures…Pictures…pictures… (2015 India Trip)

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Update on the Ministry in India : March 2017

Upcoming Ministry Trip


The picture above is the front of our prayer card for the upcoming trip to India in May. If you would like a card, you can access the electronic version at If you are not able to access it there, you may also send an e-mail to and we will send you a PDF file.

Click on the link below to download the pdf of the prayer card:

The backside of the card lists our objectives and prayer requests.
It reads like this:

The team will be participating in both CGBCIndia conferences. One conference will be held in Tamil Nadu and the other in Andhra Pradesh for the brethren from the state of Odisha (because of persecution it isn’t safe to hold the conference in the state of Odisha).

Pray specifically for…
• Clear and accurate communication.
• Reception of the Word of God (1 Thess. 2:13).
• The team’s health and safety.
• Flight connections, layovers & other red tape.
• Adjustment to the food and climate.
• Souls to be saved, baptized & added to the churches.
• Evaluation & encouragement for the India ministry.

This trip involves some expenses that we don’t usually encounter. This is because we are holding 2 Conferences so we must fly from Coimbatore to Vishakapatnam. Also, because there are 2 Conferences, our expenses for the Conferences are doubled. In addition, new laws prohibit us from staying at the orphanages. If the Lord moves your heart to help financially, you may send financial gifts for the ministry in India to:
CGBCI Foreign Missions
P.O. Box 217
Grimes, IA 50111 Telephone: 515-986-9698

For more information about the ministry in India, go to:

Thank you for your faithful prayers and gifts!

If you would like to download the bulletin insert version of this update,
please click on the link below.
March 2017 India Update Bulletin Insert

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