Coming Home

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

Bottom of the 9th

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

The Rhythm of India

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

Namaste!

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