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India

The Republic of India is bordered on two sides by the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. It's northern boundary is formed by the Himalaya Mountains. The topography of India varies from the barren dunes of the Thar Desert to the tropical forests of the state of Assam. India is approximately 1/3 the size of the U.S. and has the second largest population of any nation in the world. It is home to people of many different cultures who speak a great variety of languages. 

Population (2014 est) – 1,236,344,631

Area – 2,042,000mi

Capital – New Delhi

Ethnic Background

Indo-Aryan - 72%

Dravidian - 25%

Mongoloid and other - 3%

Exports - petroleum products, precious stones, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, vehicles, apparel

Imports - crude oil, precious stones, machinery, fertilizer, iron and steel, chemicals

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 67 years     F 69 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 43.19 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 37.2%

People in Mission

 
Beck, Rachel
India
Rachel Beck, adopted from Family Village Farm in 1976, was appointed to serve and present at the Alumni Gathering at Family Village Farm in India.
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Cannon, Kahala
India
Kahala Cannon, member of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Memphis, Tennessee, serves as a dentist at the Christian Hospital in Mungeli.
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Currie, Barbara
India
Barbara Currie, retired minister of Deering Community Church, UCC, Deering, New Hampshire, and now part of the congregation at Smith Memorial Church, UCC, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, serves as a short-term volunteer at the Family Village Farm and at Pravaham Girls College, India.
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Henry, Teresa
India
Teresa Henry, a member of Brookmeade Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Nashville, Tennessee, serves the Synodical Board of Health Services of the Church of North India. She is an anesthesiologist at the Christian Hospital in Mungeli. Teresa's appointment is supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).
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Henry, Anil
India
Anil Henry, a member of Brookmeade Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, Nashville, Tennessee, serves the Synodical Board of Health Services of the Church of North India. He works as the medical director of the Christian Hospital in Mungeli. Anil's appointment is supported by One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).
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Lott Henry, Nancy
India
Nancy Lott Henry, a member of Avon Lake United Church of Christ, Avon Lake, Ohio, serves the Church of North India. She is teaching and preparing nurses for hospitals.
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Mingledorff, Gayle
India
Gayle Mingledorff, member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Chattanooga, Tennessee, serves with the Family Village Farm in India.
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