Published: July 1st 2005July 1st 2005
hey everyone! Thanks a lot for the encouraging comments that you left on the blog. Sorry if we have not been blogging enough, we have been very busy and it is sometimes hard for us to schedule a good time to get onto the one computer that they have at the hotels...but thanks to ben, we've been able to (deny ourselves..(Alan!)) and write in the blog as many times as possible. Yesterday, we all went to a little villiage in karela called Kottayam and be a part of their mid-week service, the diciples there were very warm and friendly and did everything they could to encourage us. They had a welcome sign for us on the main road and they also had personalized book marks for each one of us. The service was great, Tim preached a great message and it was super encouraging because we got to be a part of the going away service for two mission teams that were going to little villiages in Karela called Allapy and Thiruvalla. It was great to see that not just young healthy people were going, there were very old people , and even people with very young children that were just picking up and leaving their jobs and homes- it was really encouraging for us and our church...you know how Brian is so passionate about planting new churches, we got to experience what he did and I feel like we will be able to share his passion and zeal with him about planting new churches. I also think that Ive seen sides of people...especially the teen guys that I have never seen before...they have all been a lot more out of themselves than they have been at home and have all been suprisingly very friendly and extremely giving to all the diciples here...you, as parents, should be proud.
This trip has been amazing, I cant believe that its more than 1/2 way over...I think that we'll all be sad to leave. I LOVE YOU ALL
Not much time to write, I have to use the computer to transfer all the digital photos to my hard drive so the team members can keep taking tons of photos. Hopefully you will appreciate all my hard work and determination one day...just kidding.
It's been awesome and everybody is perfectly safe.