Nuagaon, Odisha, India – In early May 2013, the Brethren in Christ Church in the state of Odisha, India, reported the completion of construction of a church and community hall and pastor’s quarter in the village of Nuagaon. The new facility, which can accommodate at least 500 people on the floor, will be used to conduct the Annual Prayer Meeting and Leadership Training program for the leaders of 27 churches of the Kandhamal district. Conference chair, Bijoy Kumar Roul, expressed gratitude to Mennonite World Conference for the contribution of $10,000 US from the Global Church Sharing Fund toward the cost of construction. The remaining $7,000 US was donated by Brethren in Christ Churches. The Brethren in Christ Church Orissa, an MWC member conference in southeast India, has 155 congregations with a total of 5,830 members.