The situation within the Church was not improving due to several factors, one of which was that no resident missionary was present. A visitation team of Pastors Norbert Reim and David Koenig visited the remaining congregations and held discussions with the leaders. A split within the NCLC was manifest, both before and after the visitation (this finally culminated in a separation between the two groups after the resident missionary arrived). The convention of that year, as always, affirmed the importance of a missionary. The CLC Board of Missions deemed that the India mission field in Andhra Pradesh State was a better field to enter and a missionary was to be called there. He would make periodic trips to Nigeria.