A cyclone ravaged the area where our sister church, the CLCI, is located. There was extensive damage to property. The Kinship Committee, upon learning of this immediately sent over $3,000, sure that our people would respond to this need. Pastor David Koenig was sent to the ravaged area to consult with Pastor Benjamin on how to best use the CLC Disaster Relief moneys. By December, $34,101 had been given to help our brothers and sisters in Christ with their losses.
Pastor Bas has moved his center of operation for the BELC to Uthukottai outside of Madras. He had surveyed the area, determining that it held potential. He began his two-year training program.