Onwards

Hello friends and family, We've been having a great time here in the outskirts of Calcutta – Barasat, which we've come to consider as our little temporary home. We will be leaving for Hyderabad on July 28th.  We have decided to fly to Hyderabad instead of taking the train.   We'll have a couple days in Hyderabad to celebrate our summer and reflect and then catch another plane towards home. Thank you for your prayers throughout our time abroad.  We are doing well, and finishing strong.   I'm off to prepare for the party we're throwing for the boys...

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Power perfected in weakness

Dearest friends,      It has been quite some time since I have updated you about my time in India. I have so many thoughts, so I apologize if this seems scatterbrained. Currently I am residing in a part of Kolkata known as Barasat.. After some pretty wild adventures, taking the train to Kolkata, stopping in Visaqputnam, and picking up the train again here we are. Barasat is a more rural part of Kolkata, characterized by the rainforest terrain, and intense humidity. Currently we are in the midst of the rainy season. Everyday it rains, and I love it.    Life here...

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team update

Just wanted to pass along an update that internet is harder to come by in Calcutta than it was in Ongole.  The team will update the blog as soon as they are able, but in the meantime, know that they are safe and sound and settling in to this new location.  We appreciate your prayers; the Lord is doing great things in and through this team and they're looking forward to sharing more stories.

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Goodbye Ongole….Hello Calcutta

Wandanalu! Today is our last day in Ongole.  In a few short hours we will be going to SCH to say goodbye to the children who have stolen our hearts. There is no doubt that these kids will be missed! I see their faces in my head before I go to bed and every morning when I wake up.  They are so amazing and they have so blessed me. Over the past two days as I have been preparing myself to leave Ongole and SCH I have been thinking about all the things the Lord has done in me while here. He has broken me down and removed my comforts. He has moved me to love even when I had no strength to...

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What’s Going On Here

I haven’t really posted in a while. I just haven’t really felt like I had anything to say. I sit down at my computer everyday and just wait for some great story to come out and then my mind goes blank and I suddenly have nothing to say. I still don’t have some great story, I don’t have an incredible word to share, I barely have a sentence of what’s going on. So I’m just going to lay out some key points of what’s going on here because it’s really not about me having some great story or about me being able to write some really incredible blog. -Every...

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You Know You’re in India When…

You know you’re in India when…   You drive less than a mile and the rickshaw driver charges you 20 rupees and you feel totally ripped off, and then you remember that’s not even 50 cents.   The power goes out while in the middle of cooking dinner but you are un-phased because your headlamp is in arm’s reach.  You were expecting it.   The power goes out in the middle of the night and stays out and you have no air-conditioning but you are un-phased because this is what you signed up for. They don’t have hot water but you don’t care because...

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