2001 (BELC)

July 19-21 — The first Joint English Pastoral Conference was held at Chennai.
July-August — Mission helpers Nathan Greve and Karl Koenig worked with the orphans at Uthukottai. Pastor Ohlmann and M. Schierenbeck, and Peter Evensen taught, and preached at Nellore and Uthukottai. Pastor Ohlmann took a mission trip with Pastor Bas to the Andamans.
July 8-September 9 — Missionary was present in the field.
December 13 — This was the twentieth anniversary of the BELC having been started by Pastor Bas with three men in the southern tip of India.
December — Information was disclosed that indicated Pastor Bas was working also with the AALC (American Association of Lutheran Churches) in violation of his and our stated Bible position. Prayer was called for. A rupture was occuring in our relationship.