We were blessed enough to have the opportunity to serve in Northern India. The Staff welcomed us into their home with open arms and we were able to serve in a verity of ways. We painted almost everything we saw, thanks to a large and hard working painting crew, which included Erin and Rachael and myself. We had the chance to do things we were afraid of on a daily basis, like paint with lizards, hunt for spiders and climb up high on ladders. Scott worked almost the whole time on the Water system. They put in a new water tank, and increased the PSI for all the kids living there. The new water system is not only going to make life there now so much better, as they will have good water all year long, but it will also make it so that if they need to expand the resources that are there, they can – at least on the Water end of thing. Scott spend his weeks working on that.
Lane was the honorary “Gofer” and did all the important jobs like running for tools and getting the camera when someone was climbing in a dangerous spot so we could get a picture of it. Lane also got a chance to go to school at the school house there. He spend a few days doing Hindi Class, which he is pretty sure he will never get the hang of. Mikaela was on the ditch digging crew. There were many ditches needed to be dug and she worked so hard making those happen. Her help was invaluable and she was part of a very hard working female ditch digging crew that made the whole project doable.
Everyone of us jumped around and helped out in whatever needed to be done, that is the best part of a team. We were blessed to be able to spend the time together, seeking Gods face and what he was trying to tell us. Not sure why but it seems as if in the Himalayas you can hear His voice better.
We got to enjoy Indian Trains, Taj Mahal, and a whole day in Delhi, rickshaws and lots of rice and Dal.
We are changed forever and our hearts will always be a bit broken by what we saw, and as for myself, I feel as if I have left a part of me in India. They are my Family on the other side of the world.