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India, Day 5 – Mexican and a Bus


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

December 5

Today we went to the office with Isaac and we were introduced to his staff. Besides running the orphanage, Isaac and Tara run Freedom in Christ, India, as well as Sitara Music which is the largest distributor of Christian music in India. After we were all introduced, we sang a few worship songs together, then Travis shared what was on his heart from 1 Kings 18. He posed the questions: What gets us excited? What makes us jump up and outrun a chariot?

For lunch Isaac took us to Don PePe’s… yep, Mexican. So now I have had Chinese food in Mexico and Mexican food in India. It was good, but a bit spicy.

We spent some time in a brainstorming session with Isaac after lunch when I heard the girls arrive outside. I headed out and got attacked with hugs – they almost knocked me to the ground! 🙂 I was playing with them when the new bus arrived. It is a 24-seater, so they will have room to grow into it yet. The girls were so excited! We had a ribbon cutting ceremony and we prayed over the bus. Then a few of us got on the bus with the girls and we went for a ride around the block. The bus will be registered in a few days and then they will be able to use it to go to school, instead of being packed too tightly into that little van.

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India, Day 3 – Meeting the Girls!


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

December 3… after sunrise

I might have fallen asleep at 4am… it is now 7:15am and I am ready to go! Myself, the 3 guys from Kansas (Aaron, Travis, and Ben), and Isaac’s nephew (Rohan) are all staying on the second floor of the orphanage. The others are in Isaac’s house, just a couple of lots away. I haven’t heard the guys make a peep yet. The doors to the second floor are all still locked, so I know that no one else has been moving about yet. The ceiling fan is so noisy that I don’t hear the girls downstairs, so I can’t tell if they are up yet.

My throat really hurts this morning. I could feel myself catching a cold on the plane, but I was hoping that some sleep would help me feel better. Jesus, I need your healing. Touch me today!

I can no longer wait to meet those girls. I guess I will head downstairs!

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