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Some Books

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These are books that I have got hold of recently. The district human development reports were given by the planning department to study. A new State Human Development Report is being planned.  What is unique about the State Human Development Report 2004 and the district reports is that they were written by locals in their respective fields. It is usually outsourced to some organization to write, but not so in the case of Nagaland.And the layout designs done by Merimvu Doulo of Artworks Kohima is really good. Various government reports being published in recent years are nice. We are very good at that. The content of such reports is a different matter :-). The District Human Development Reports are too costly. Three district reports published in 2009 are priced at ₹ 1200 (or 1300?) and 8 district reports published in 2013 are priced at ₹1000 each. This is too costly and will discourage people to buy. The content also does not justify the price, for it is not a picture book. 
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Darling Dear

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Darling dear,
You are a fine accessory
An important sub-component 
A beneficial add-on
You make life a little less beastly

Alto Maniac

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Church Donation Receipt

"Be  careful  not  to  do  your  'acts  of righteousness'  before  men,  to  be  seen by  them.  If  you  do,  you  will  have  no reward from your Father in heaven.  "So when you give to the needy, do not announce   it   with   trumpets,   as   the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they  have  received  their reward in full.  But when you give to the needy, do not let  your  left  hand  know  what  your  right hand is doing,  so  that  your  giving  may  be  in  secret. Then your Father, who  sees  what  is done in secret, will reward you. 
Matthew 6: 1-4

In the Chakhesang Mission Society (CMS), we discuss how we can coordinate the work between the individuals, local churches, and the Society; particularly in financially supporting mission projects and cross-cultural missionaries. And in the course of interactions with people, we often come across this understanding of mission work. This is not a onetime …