I wrote these when I was in India and emailed to only a handful of people. Thanks for letting me share my love here for this beautiful and unique place. It changed the direction of my life.
I begin the long trip home tomorrow. I can say that I have never felt more bittersweet about anything. Since bringing the kid’s home is not exactly an option, I plan to bring home a lot of memories and everything I have learned in the last two months about life, Jesus, missions, bugs, and Indian food. Continue reading
I am now in the bottom of the ninth of my time here in India. These last couple of weeks have been filled with more adventures and moments filled with the Holy Spirit.
Last week we were in the slum area of Hyderabad. There I saw where, for many in India, landfill is a livelihood and a home. Children pick through garbage in hopes of finding plastic bottles, metal, and food. It is a survival strategy so they lack awareness of smells and lack of cleanliness. Continue reading
I am officially sliding into the second half of my stay in India. So far, it’s been a wild and fast ride but also easy to get into a routine with the rhythm of India.
These last couple of weeks I have been busy working with Rani on her month end accounting responsibilities. I also had 4 days of Trauma Competent Care training teaching us about how to better care for children who come from hard places. Continue reading
I can’t believe I have been here two weeks. I don’t think I have ever been away from home this long before. I miss my bed, the AC, Chick-fil-a, and my dog.
But I am also taking in every adventure and the time spent with the people here in India. The things I miss will be waiting on me when I get home, but the kids and people of India will not be in Charlotte, NC. Continue reading
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. Continue reading