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Steve and Jose
INDIA 2011
July 2  - August 12, 2011
Steve & Jose: Asia 2011: INDIA - SINGAPORE - NEPAL
Day in
India
Date
Day and
Place
in Goa


Happenings
28
Jul 29
Friday
  • Arrive 6:15am in Goa; young men travelling on the train
    help us with our luggage off the train and stay with us until
    we are able to obtain a taxi; taxi (about 45 min. to an hour)
    from station to our hotel, Royal Goan Beach Club, in
    Baga, Goa.
  • We learn we have arrived a day early (we were thinking
    Friday-to-Friday; actually it was Saturday-to-Saturday);
    however, we are able to get a room
  • Late afternoon and evening activities
  • We walk to the end of the road (staying right at the
    Baga bridge - not crossing it) and continue onto a
    walk path along the water (sea) and on high cliffs to
    a hidden beach
  • Returning from walk we met an Indian named Alex
    who used to live in Westchester, NY.  She
    introduced us to his family and gave us a tour of his
    newly constructed home
  • Eat at a Greek restaurant close to our hotel; Steve
    had a Greek salad and steak.
29
Jul 30
Saturday
  • IT RAINED TODAY - A LOT
  • It rains all day
  • Steve is very depressed because the hotel (our "time
    share") is only a three-star hotel (and in previous years
    we have stayed in 5-star hotels with amazing amenities)
  • (Note: within 24-48 hours, Steve "re-frames" his
    disappointment in the hotel by naming the whole
    state of Goa as "five star" and by deciding to spend
    their days on the back of a scooter - a motorized
    bike! - Goa actually becomes a fantastic vacation,
    one of their best vacations ever!)
30
Jul 31
Sunday
  • RAIN - NOT BAD AT ALL
  • By noon we were on a rental bike (scooter) and on our
    way to the upper fort at Aguda (we rent the bike for 4
    days and keep it for the full two weeks!)
  • Alex, the neighbor we met on Friday (from Westchester,
    NY), saw us on his motorized bike and offers to go with us
    a bit; Jose rides on his bike; I drive our bike - first time
    ever for me to drive a motorized bike; I follow Alex and
    learn to control the bike
  • At Calangut (Junction), Alex, Jose and Steve get drinks
    together; Steve and Jose find a Western Union (closed)
  • Jose on back of bike with Steve driving;
  • To Agude Fort
  • To "fishermen's cliff close to fort - walk down huge
    cliffs to waters edge where fishermen are fishing
    from the rocks
  • To lower fort (Steve still uncharacteristically very
    depressed about three star hotel; Jose is very
    patient letting Steve work it through)
  • Stop at a coffee shop for sandwiches
  • To Calangnut Beach - all locals (no tourists) -
    families and COWS on beach
  • To Baga Beach (area where our hotel is); walk
    beach (very nice), buy souvenirs
  • To our hotel and swim;
  • To La Bella Ciao Rest in Baga for Italian dinner
  • To hotel - sit on our balcony; to bed around 11:
    30pm
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Aug 1
Monday
 
32
Aug 2
Tuesday
 
33
Aug 3
Wednesday
  • RAIN - REAL, REAL HEAVY - ALL DAY LONG
  • We spend all day at our hotel
  • No electricity until noon (Steve made breakfast - eggs -
    on gas stove)
  • Steve on computer (using battery) and writing for Other
    Sheep -- two entries (narratives on Kerala)
  • In the afternoon - lunch at our hotel restaurant (Mexican
    fajitas)
  • Jose goes to hotel lobby to get on the Internet for Other
    Sheep work (emails); he phones TV newsmen and learns
    about TV segment on us being broadcasted
  • Jose phones Steve in room about broadcast; Jose
    comes to room to set up recorder and returns to
    lobby (no Internet in our room);
  • Steve records TV segment (Steve and Jose
    interviewed) while Jose is in lobby answering his
    and Steve's emails
  • Jose's plans to go to Yoga class was canceled because
    trainer not able to travel because of rain
  • Jose answers Fridae.com's questions on "ex-gay"
  • Jose and Steve sit on balcony -- still raining!
  • Jose makes appointment with newspaper reporter to meet
    on Monday
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Aug 4
Thursday
 
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Aug 5
Friday
 
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Aug 6
Saturday
 
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Aug 7
Sunday
 
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Aug 8
Monday
 
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Aug 9
Tuesday
 
40
Aug 10
Wednesday
 
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Aug 11
Thursday
 
42
Aug 12
Friday
 
43
Aug 13
Saturday
 
44
Aug 14
Sunday
 
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Aug 15
Monday
 
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Aug 16
Tuesday
 
47
Aug 17
Wednesday
 
48
Aug 18
Thursday
 
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Aug 19
Friday
 
Goa Log of Events
July 29 - August 12, 2011

    Summary Statement of our time in Goa, India:
    Vacation time, media contacts made, writing narratives and  
    reports and emails, and networking

    Our two weeks in Goa was our vacation time! Through our “time share” we stayed in a
    three-star hotel in Baga, Goa, and explored the sites of Goa on a scooter. However, much
    of our vacation time was used for Other Sheep ministry to
       
  • contact media in person about Other Sheep accomplishments in Kerala (two to three
    days in two major cities)
  • A prerecorded interview with us was aired on two TV networks
  • INDIA Goa News Prudent Media, August 3, 2011
  • INDIA Goa, India HCN TV August 3, 2011
  • The TV news aired the interview several times over a period of 24 hours; this
    gave us on-sight recognition by the general public at times
  • work with two university students on their idea to make an independent film (an
    evening and a day)
  • write narratives and reports about our time in Kerala and place them on the website
    and blog (most mornings for two or three hours or more)
  • do an on-line interview with Fridae.com (an afternoon or morning),
  • maintain correspondence with Singapore and Nepal for our up-coming days there (a
    couple days – into the afternoon).
  • distribute to one church our literature
  • as we did our sightseeing we most always spoke with people about Other Sheep
    (because we were constantly being asked what we do)
The following table is
a diary of our daily activities transcribed from our notebook in which the diary was kept on
somewhat of a daily basis.  Since most of the activities were vacation related, it has not been a
priority to complete this web page to date.

(Note:  the log of events for Kerala, India, and Singapore and Nepal were made
directly to their respective web page as they occurred.)
This web page was created subsequent to our
visit to Goa (August 2011) and was updated on
December 18, 2011 (Bronx, NY).

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Steve & Jose's Other Sheep
Asia 2011 Ministry
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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
    considered

Narratives:

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
    ministry

Narrative:

Analysis:

Interview:

Rev. Oyoung:

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

Daily Logs:

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

Narratives:

Nepal Evaluation Report:

Recources:
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