Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Conference in Pictures

The Conference took place on the premises of an English medium school owned by the Anglican Church.
An uncle (Dad 's cousin) founded this school years ago. He left to start his own school and migrated to the USA after retirement.
This is an old part of the school preserved very well.
It was built during the British Raj
This is is the modern school hall .
We had our meetings in the nursery cafeteria

Behind the school is this
communication tower which connects me with the rest of the world

Another view of the school

Basketball court

Dr. P (left) is a teacher in the engineering College here.
He is also a leader and elder in his Brethren Assembly Church.
He led in the Bible Exposition
Evening devotions with
Bro J (right) , guest speaker who was a banker for more than 35 years, now he is a full time pastor, he came from Hyderabad
Since there were people who spoke different languages.
The messages were delivered in English and were translated into Hindi.

Worship Team

This brother is visually challenged and teaches
in the Benaras Hindu University , a university of
international repute.
Along with his teaching he is a strong witness for Christ.
He holds a Bible study in his home every week.
I was really challenged by his life,not to be slack in my spiritual life
and face my disabilities with courage.

Breaking up into groups for prayer

Taking notes

We had 80 registrations and many visitors too.
You can see me sitting on the bottom right hand side corner

Men 's fellowship.
The two main speakers having a chat

Mum 's fellowship

The youngest Conference delegate 10 months old

This little fellow had such a bright smile and was ever ready for a photograph.He is enjoying a guava.

The kids having fun.
We had 4 wonderful days of fellowship and teaching and my spirit is renewed and refreshed.
My parents were co-founders of the UPEGF.
The conference organizers wanted my mother to come for at least one session, but she could not make it,so a group of them
came to visit her at home today after the conference was over.
We had a time of re-counting old times and a visiting pastor prayed for us.

17 Fertilize my soul:

Sita said...

Oh Amrita,
I am so glad God sent this oasis...and that they could visit your Mom at home..what a wonderful legacy your parents have you...and in that ministry..
as for that really does portray the amazing Indian architecture I saw in an email I received some time ago..
great wish I was there...again...did I say how happy I was for you(-:

Pat said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures! Everyone one of them is a joy to see, and I especially loved the one with hands raised in worship!

Mrs. Mac said...

Nice, nice, nice! What a blessing to see from your pictures such a conference for the work of Christ. How nice of some of the members to visit your mom. Thanks for sharing the great photos of those lovely children. Great smiles for God!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Such great pictures and fantastic shots to commemorate your conference. I hope it was a huge success. Thanks for the post and the photos. God bless you and your loved ones always.

Saija said...

that is a beautiful old building ... plus the new one compliments it nicely!

so glad you got to attend this!

Janet Jeyapaul said...

Oh yes ..EGFs (Evangelical Graduate Fellowship)are fun and have a special place in my heart as we used to attend quite a few camps as a was also the place where Prem (my brother) first saw Anju (Amrita's sister) and the rest is history!!!:)

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I am so happy for you that you were able to attend this conference. One can clearly sense the good spirit in the meetings. Hope that this may give you strength also for the time to come.
I think you should be proud that your parents have founded such a strong fellowship.
You look nice in your white garment, a true rose in Yesu' Garden.
From Felisol

Jeanette said...

This is such a wonderful post, Amrita! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures and how much you all were enjoying yourselves. It is wonderful that you had such a time of encouragement. (I wanted a guava, too, when I saw that little boy eating one! Oh, how good they are!)

JO said...

thank you for this wonderful and uplifting post.... looks like you all had a great time.

monsoon-dreams said...

wonderful pics,amrita!sorry for not being regular at the blogworld.i am back in india and am posted in a hospital far from my home,am yet to find a place to stay there.i travel more than eight hours a day.i start at 5.30 in the morning and reach home late.i havent yet connected net to my laptop.will do it soon.i promise i'll be back and regular.God bless you,angel!

Julia Dutta said...

Hi Amrita,
The last few sentences spoke volumes for the Fellowship in Christ you all share. How truly lovely it is!

Ladyfromthewoods said...

My daughter and I truly enjoyed this post. Such a good snapshot of life in Christ there. Loved the children's photos. Such a blessing that they are involved.

p.s. Daughter wants to know if you have some nice photos of the way folks dress there. I showed her your other photos and the video of the dance and she is smitten with the differences between western clothes and Indian.

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

this is a great selection of wonderfull photo's AMRITA, you're really getting 'the hang' of making good impressions. Thnak for showing..

Do You wanna see more of my Travel SKY-impressions of Portugal? I posted more nice overlooks, please come and visit my blog.

Greetings JoAnn's eyes/Holland
Happy weekend!

Shelley said...

Hi Amrita,looks like a wonderful time of fellowship and worship. So sorry your Mom wasn't able to attend,but it's wonderful that she was paid a respectable visit. How interesting that your parents were founders of the event.
I was blessed by this post and enjoyed the pictures very much. The children are all very precious.


Carol-Ann. said...

I was happy to see you included a pic of yerself perched there on the bottom corner step! These kinds of conferences are so great to attend! Such a boost!

So Prem and Janet, the science gal, are brother and sister! Slowly I am making the connections!

You can save all the guava for a party with Jeanette! It's just too ... too ... well, too much like GUAVA for me! :) Methinks it's the texture -- kinda rough like a cat's tongue -- and those seeds!

Roo said...

love the photos!

Kathie said...

How wonderful,Amrita! Especially that since your mother could not attend, they came to visit her. What a show of love and fellowship. Love all the photos. The children are beautiful. So glad that you felt renewed and refreshed. We all need such times of worship and fellowship. Oh, I love the first photo of the old part of the school. Beautiful architecture. Blessings from Costa Rica