I’ve been here a week. Already there is so much I have learned and new things to get used to.
First, the bugs. I know it is not important, but if you know me, you know how much I hate them. I have never seen bugs like this before. The ants look like something that crawled off the set of Honey I Shrunk the Kids. Something the size of a drone flew into my face walking back from the boys’ home a few nights ago. And I cannot even talk about the spider in my apartment last night (Jesus take the wheel).
For supper we eat Indian style on the floor with the children. It is custom to eat with your right hand only – no utensils needed. It is some of the spiciest food I have had in my life. This is next level spice – not just adding a little hot sauce to your food.
Oh and the bugs are also dining with us since we are on the floor☺
All of this is uncomfortable for me but I want to embrace every experience and get the most out of what God is doing in me and through me here in India. I do not want to miss something in life because I was too afraid to try something different.
I am not able to put into words how much I am enjoying the time I get to spend with the kids here on campus. They head off to school every morning about 8:30 a.m. Before they go, we get the privilege to pray with them and for them as they head out into the village.
My mom used to pray for my sisters and me every morning before school. So even though I am on the other side of the world, there is this moment where everything feels very familiar and like home to me during this time. Thank you, mom.
Rani is the accountant here on campus with whom I have been working. She has such a sweet spirit and a heart that truly beats for the Lord. I can teach her all about debits and credits and “cool” tricks in excel, but she is teaching me so much more about life. Her story is an example of God’s love, redemption, restoration, and His promise to take care of us. It’s a blessing to get to spend this time with her over the next couple of months.
Keep the prayers coming. I am sleeping good and feeling good.