This web page was built in, and published
from, India day-by-day while these events
were occurring.  July, 2011

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Index Page for
INDIA 2011
July 2  - August 12, 2011
Steve & Jose: Asia 2011
The back
waters of
Kerala, near

Photo by
Steve Parelli

    A reflection by Jose Ortiz and Steve Parelli on their conversation with an evangelical
    American Indian Christian next to whom they sat while in flight from New York City to Dubai

    Arriving in India; working with Trivandrum Theological Forum - the three day seminar and the
    unveiling of the First Malayalam Edition (2000 copies) of The Children Are Free.  A day-by-
    day logging of our happenings while based in Trivandrum, Kerala, India

    A collage of photos taken at the Young Lay Leaders Conference, July 7-9, 2011

    Report on the following presentation:
    Rev. Parelli, speaking to Christian youth lay leaders in India on being an Inclusive Church,
    says the Church must move towards welcoming the LGBT community

  • The Unveiling of the Book The Children Are Free: Re-examining the Biblical
    Evidence on Same-sex Relationships by Rev. Jeff Miner and John Tyler Connoley

    Report on the following presentation:
    Young church lay leaders shown underlying psychological dynamics of church bias towards
    sexual minorities - Presentation by Mr. Jose Ortiz

    Trivandrum Theological Forum (TTF) and Other Sheep discuss future joint-projects

    Kottayam, Kerala, becomes our base of operations as we reach Kottayam, Tiruvalla, the
    backwaters of Kumarakom, Kannur, Ernakulum and Kochi.

  • Narratives on Other Sheep in Kerala

    Our final 24 hours in Kerala:  A police officer intimidates us, but doesn't keep us from
    fulfilling our networking, distribution goal.  Meeting a gay Catholic young man in

Photo at left:
Hot off the press!  Sam L.
one of the two General
Editors of the First Malayalam
Edition of
The Children Are
, and Chairperson of
Trivandrum Theological Forum
(TTF), holds a copy of the new  

July 4, 2011
Classic Ave Hotel
Trivandrum, Kerala
Young Lay Leaders Conference, July 7 - 9, 2011
PWDS, Kottavila, Kerala, India
Swatham, Swathanthryam,

Identity, Freedom, Sexuality
Report on Asia 2011 Trip (India, Singapore and Nepal) as presented to the
Other Sheep Board of Directors, Nov. 11, 2011; print version

Steve & Jose's Other Sheep
Asia 2011 Ministry
India, Singapore and Nepal

Table of Index

India (Index Page)
July 2 - August 12, 2011

Daily Logs:

Major Events:
  • Young Lay Leaders Conference
  • Day 2 - Jose presents
    psychological dynamics of
    church bias towards
    sexual minorities
  • Day 3 - Future projects


Singapore (Index Page)
August 13 -16, 2011

Daily Log:

Major Events:
  • Steve & Jose present "Is There
    Such a Thing as 'Ex-gay'?"
  • Steve & Jose present a
    Powerpoint on their India 2011




Rev. Oyoung:

Nepal (Index Page)
August 17 - September 1, 2011

Daily Logs:

Major Events:
  • "Putting a Face on
    Homosexuality" - Meeting with
    area pastors


Nepal Evaluation Report: