January — BoM members, Pastor Bruce Naumann and Mr. Jack Mayhew, accompanied by Missionary Koenig conducted a visitation in both the BELC and the CLCI. This allowed the board members a fuller understanding of some of the intricacies as well as the scope of the work.
July — The missionary visited the new field in the Nicobar and Andaman Islands. Previously Pastors Bas and Vallaban had gone there. During this summer, no volunteers came over under the Mission Helper Program.
October 4 — The new building(s) at the new site were dedicated to the glory of God. Previously the cornerstone had been laid on December 12, 1998. The new facility much expanded the space for the work. The old site will continue to be used.
October — A meeting was held with a contact in Orissa State, which seemed promising. Correspondence had been exchanged earlier. The missionary was on the field for one month.
Statistics — 150 congregations or preaching stations with 4636 souls – 51 orphans taken care of with a school of nine teachers – 33 men are in various stages of completing the two-year training.