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Making Connection: GAP – Day 170

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. It’s really neat when you meet people for the first time and instantly forge a connection. I experienced this today when an unlikely conversation was struck up over my cellular ring tone, which is the sound of two sitars playing. Of course, this is due to my connection with … Continue reading

Raj and Prema: GAP – Day 71

Raj and Prema: GAP – Day 71

Today’s GAP post is for gratitude. This is Raj and Prema. This photo was taken while we were in Kalavai last August. Raj and Prema lead the Life Mission International operations in India. Their ministry has helped to raise up, train, and mentor indigenous pastors all over India, who have gone on to plant nearly … Continue reading

Beautiful Things

I wanted to share this video made by my friend Jennifer Archer, which wonderfully captures the experience from our recent India trip. The music choice is absolutely brilliant. God does indeed make beautiful things… Enjoy!

I love a good High-Five!

I love a good High-Five!

I love this picture that was captured by my friend, Bruce Obenin. While this was shot, we were moving sand Indian style – one tray at a time. This high-five was an acknowledgment of how awesome were doing, and the total power of many hands making for light work. It’s hard to believe that it’s … Continue reading

The Duality of our Realities

The Duality of our Realities

When I look at this picture, I feel the duality of our realities. This picture was taken moments before leaving Kalavai. Here I stand with Vijay (left) and Sudyr (right), two of my friends who live in the Irula (translates to ‘untouchable’) colony in Kalavai.

One week until Kalavai

One week until Kalavai

It’s hard to believe… in just one week I will be back in Kalavai. While going through my journal from my 2010 trip in to create my India Story Time fundraising emails, I found this from my last day: “3/14/10 – Our hearts beat strongly for the people of India, and I am proud to … Continue reading

Returning to Kalavai

Returning to Kalavai

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the opportunity to return to Kalavai. After much consideration, prayer, and actually declining the opportunity, we have decided to go forward. I will be joining the team of other India veterans who are headed to Kalavai in August. Sounds hot, right? I’ve said I want to go … Continue reading

Praying about India

I’ve been invited to go India for a second time on a highly-focused trip. The intent is to send mostly, if not all, veterans to spend a full week on the ground working on specific initiatives within the village of Kalavai. This trip will be quite different than the one I took two years ago. … Continue reading