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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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Fraggles and Freedom


The sun wasn’t even up yet. But I was wide awake with anticipation. I jumped out of bed and snuck downstairs, my feet quietly padding down the cool, wooden steps – avoiding the squeaky ones, of course. No, it wasn’t Christmas morning – and yes, I was at one point, a morning person (hard to believe, I know!).

My 7-year-old feet navigated me through the dark house. I sat down on the floor a few feet from the TV and clicked the power button while holding the volume button down, so not to wake my parents. I found myself bathed in the warm light of the flickering images. I would quietly watch my favorite shows waiting for my dad to get up and bring me a bowl of cereal.

For those of us who enjoyed a childhood in the 80’s, we grew up with such classics as The Muppets, The Smurfs, and Fraggle Rock. (Are you singing the theme songs yet?) And I was willing to get up before the sun to watch these shows. (more…)

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