Monday, August 15, 2011


Paul and I kissed our little ones goodbye and headed to India for 9 days. It was the first time we had left them for this long, so it was a tad emotional for me (I don't think the pregnancy hormones helped either). Thankfully, we left them in great hands. I think we missed them more than they missed us ;) 

This was our first time to India and I was very happy to be serving alongside Paul again. I didn't realize how much I'd missed it! We spent a few days out in villages which was challenging yet so rewarding. The people were eager to hear Good News and were so hospitable. Besides getting sick, and I mean sick, from something I ate the last two days on the ground, this was a wonderful trip! I was so blessed to have gotten to go. 

On our 8 hr overnight train ride to the first village where a mouse kept crawling beneath our feet-SICK!

Creatively sharing Good News using henna
Girls listening to our Story
Finished product

Our lovely transportation 

Rejoicing to be leaving "Hotel Leo"-it was by far the most disgusting hotel I've ever stayed in...cob webs everywhere in our bathroom/shower, bugs on walls/floors, brown toilet and sink water, a broken window in our bathroom, stained pillow cases,etc. Needless to say, I was very thankful my sickness began in the next hotel :)
the village crew
Another village sharing our Story

One of the villages we visited felt a bit more like home to me as they are African descendants who were brought over to India as slaves years ago. I want this one: