A Learning Process

Ever since being in India, everything has been incredible! India is filled with so much diversity, the people, the villages, the city, the food and the experience itself.  I have learned so much about it’s culture and religion. One thing that really struck  me the most was when the idea of Satsang was introduced to the […]

Visiting the Taj

Coming back home was not only one of the happiest moments in my life but also the most awaited. Even though I was home something seemed different. I appreciated even the smallest of things more now than when I lived in India. As a twelve year old when I first visited the Taj Mahal, my […]

Hosts of Hospitality

I was assigned to reflect upon yesterdays experience but my thoughts are still tied to the beautiful bungalow I was wonderfully welcomed into in Deverakhonda. Pastor Isaac and his lovely wife were wonderful hosts for Antonia and me. We were given a very comfortable room and our own bathroom (with a flushable toilet! I know […]

Warmly Welcomed

Greetings from India! Our team is finally united as the second part of the group arrived on the 12th. We are staying at the Mennonite Brethren Centenary Bible College in a city called Shamshabad, near Hyderabad. The college faculty and students have made us feel very welcomed. We have a wonderful kitchen staff that makes […]

Sunday Worship

On the first Sunday of our visit to India we were given the immense privilege of traveling with everyone to another school for Sunday worship. The ride there was long, extremely bumpy and at moments seemingly frightening but by this time we’d gotten used to the traffic system in India so an oncoming truck in […]

Driving

All I can say is thank goodness I am not driving in India, because I can’t even compete with the drivers here!  First of all, Indian drivers drive on the left side of the road.   Second, they honk as if their lives depend on it.  And third, traffic jams are insane!  The streets are filled […]

Family By Choice

Yesterday morning I woke up to the subtle sound of bells. This pleasing sound came from the kitchen where our cook was diligently making our breakfast. The amazing smells fill our rooms as we are greeted with chipati (a delicious flatbread).  Another person who has helped us is our chipati wala (man who brings chipati), […]

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Friends

Our first two posts will be about the first few people that we met. These are three of the people we see most often because they take care of guests on the campus. These three have touched our hearts over the past few days; they have taken such good care of us, and we have […]

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God is Good…

“If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes – as long as one knew where to look for it.” Rohinton Mistry We landed in India and drove straight to the school. I wish I could tell you what we saw, but we all slept almost the whole […]

India Sojourn

Follow the journeys of India 2012,a part of the FPU Short Term Study Abroad Program! From June 25-July 11 Team 1 will work with a ministry helping to run a children’s camp for under-served children. On July 12 Team 2 will arrive and, together with Team 1, begin a sojourn of India, its cultures, religions […]