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Update from India : Sunday, April 27–Tuesday, April 29

Sunday, April 27  
Last day of conference.  Lots of business to attend to.  Steve and I stay through it all.  Cooks prepare lunch and dinner for 350 just as they did on Saturday.  Fabric tent over bamboo poles.  Open fire to cook rice for 350 (no pot luck).  I helped put rice in banana leaves and rolled them up for guests and to great amusement of cooks.  Steve is a rock star and everyone wants a picture with him.  Reid Trulson, Ben Chan and JBC make final presentations.  Dr. Lama is leaving as CEO and thus there were lots of final gifts and thank yous.  We were housed in the best hotel in Pasighat.  More on that later. 

Monday, April 28  
Left at 5:00 a.m. for journey to Dimapur, Nagaland.  10 hours on the road.  Had precarious crossing of the Bramahputra River.  Skidded down a steep sandy hill and crossed two 2x12s hoping to land the car on a ferry only as wide as the cars are long.  The third car had a limited shot and thus they asked an American female missionary to drive it onto the ferry.  There will be no more bad jokes about women drivers.  She threaded the needle and got the car on the ferry with less than a foot between them.  We did stop to tour a Christian college and hospital started by missionaries. 

Tuesday, April 29 
We are at Trinity Theological College in Dimapur, Nagaland.  I present this afternoon to about 10 schools the "Needs and Challenges of Christian Higher Education in the 21st Century." We are living on the edge but are still healthy and still like each other. 

Jerry and Steve

Posted by Kelsey Adams at 10:19 AM
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