Peace

On the 26th we spent a majority of the day exploring the city of Haridwar. Haridwar is a pilgrimage city off the Ganges River, a place where people from all over India go seeking spiritual fulfillment and healing, to make sacrifices, to worship and perform various rituals. It’s almost like the Mecca for Hindus but […]

A Glimpse of God’s Heart

One of my first impressions of India was feeling overwhelmed by the chaos that filled every inch of the city: vehicles honking horns, masses of people randomly crossing intersections, and beggars consistently placing their hands in front of you in hope for rupees. What began as chaos, turned into a soothing sense of belonging and […]

Haridwar

On Friday we left Haridwar, one of the most important pilgrimage sites of Hinduism; we then rounded off our trip at a 5-star hotel in Delhi. We have seen many sides of India on this trip: we have been to villages and churches, stayed with middle class families and seen the affluence of the upper […]

The Wagah Border

While we were in Punjab, our group went to the Wagah Border between India and Pakistan. Every evening, there is a border closing ceremony there. During my past visits to India, I saw little evidence of any national pride. The closest I had come to seeing patriotism was when I asked my friend what colors […]

Yoga!

Today is Wednesday July 25th, and our trip is almost over! By Monday we will be back in the US, but for now we’re still out there experiencing the culture of India. For example, this morning we started out our day with a little bit of yoga in the city of Ambala! The man who […]

Sikhism

The last few days we have been in the beautiful city of Amritsar. Being walking distance from the Golden Temple, the Mecca for Sikhism, makes me feel like royalty. As we walked to the sacred place, shops lined the streets with knifes and shoe stores. The beauty was overwhelming.  The men bought handkerchiefs to cover their […]

First Destination

We arrived at our first destination the Bible College. So far the weather feels good and I’m just enjoying all the nature and getting to know all the people here. I can’t even describe how I feel right because everyone is so welcoming the hospitality is great and everyone treats us like family. The food […]

India’s Many Great Ministries

God is so amazing! I have been in India for a month now and I have had the privilege of visiting various churches, ministries and other Christian organizations throughout all of India. During my many weeks of preparation for this trip, I was aware that Christianity in India was only a tiny speck of a percentage […]

Getting Lost

Today has been a hectic day. We have visited several places, but have been rushing all over the place. I can say that the highlight of the day for me is that three of my team members and I got lost. We were supposed to be heading for lunch to McDonald’s but the driver took […]

Beauty

Staying in India has been a blessing for it has opened my perspective and my heart. When we drive by in our buses or other means of transportation, we constantly get smiles or waves from many people. You can see the love and the welcome within their eyes. It has been a great experience going […]