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Day 9, India Summer 2012 – Saris and Roaches


The following is excerpts from my journal from my most recent trip to see the girls of STEPS Home in India. 

July 31 –

Theresa and I worked on sponsorship cards for Isaac today. I also worked on updating some of the STEPS facebook stuff. Overall it was a productive day at the office.

Eventually we went back to the house so Mike could rest since he wasn’t feeling well. Faith (Tara’s mom) gave me a sari she said I could have. She had never worn it, and thought the colors would look good on me. It is beautiful – a purple and teal blue color with shimmery, sparkly designs on it. (Unfortunately, I realized I never got a picture of me in it.) All I have to do is get a blouse made and buy the petticoat.  (more…)

India, Day 8 – Feeling Like a Celebrity & a Leper Colony


These thoughts are excerpts from my journal from my trip to India: 

December 8 

We had to get an early start to the day, so I made sure to get up early enough to have time to say hello to the girls before they loaded up for school. I don’t think I could ever hear the little choruses of “Akka” enough! I think my heart melts each time.

This morning we met with the architect (Gigi) so we could see the plans for the new orphanage. It will be built across the street and a couple lots down from the current home. Then there will be room for girls in both houses. Gigi had drawn plans and we also looked at a scale model to get a good idea of what it will look like.

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India, Day 7 – Saris, a Frog, a Bandicoot, and a Roach


These thoughts are excerpts from my journal from my trip to India: 

December 7

Today was a relaxing day. Rick, Travis, and Aaron met with a missionary in the area, and Tara took the rest of us shopping. We went to a store that would have been the equivalent of a large department store. I found two saris (the wrap dresses they wear) – a beautiful blue and purple one, and a deep emerald green one. Before I can wear them I will still need to get the petticoats to go under them and have the blouses made. Here is one of the finished products:

We went back to the office for lunch where Isaac had Chinese waiting for us. He feeds us so well! After lunch we went shopping again. Isaac’s friend Matthew went along with us this time, and of course Rohan came with us, too. We went to Cane & Bamboo – a shop where everything is made by people with disabilities. I did some shopping for some Christmas gifts in this store.

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