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Update from India : Thursday, April 24

The presentation this morning to the executive committee of the Council for Baptist Churches of North East India went well.  The one hour was extended to 2.5 hours before it was over.  Lots of questions on my assigned topic "Challenges and Opportunities of Christian Higher Education in 21st Century."  There were about 30 of the key decision makers in the discussion. 

The CBCNEI Compound is about 5 acres on the banks of the Bramahputra River in downtown Guwahati, Assam, India.  Built by American Baptist gifts the operation is entirely in the hands of the nationals.  There are about 12 buildings in the complex (think Windermere, Baptist Building in Jefferson City, and Harold's office above the Mexican restaurant all combined in one.)  Two office buildings; canteen; three hostels/dormitories for leadership training; chapel; 4 homes; work space for abused women learning skills; book store; library/archives, craft shop; plant operations.  We can have air conditioning or hot water but not at the same time.  Warmest April since 1999. 

Today is election day so all businesses are closed and the army is on full alert in the streets.  Nearly one billion votes may be cast before this election is over.  Thanks again for your interest in this project. 

Jerry and Steve

Posted by Kelsey Adams at 12:01 PM