Monday, 20 October 2014

Quick update: Playing teacher and loud noises

The past two weeks have been a crazy yet full on. Besides being sick for 3 days and unable to leave my bed. We've been doing a lot of children ministries.  Such as running children services,  going to a girls home to make bracelets with them, running a school assembly which later on  lead to playing teacher for a bit. I actually really enjoyed teaching the year 8 class English.   They were such a fun group to talk to.

Yesterday we went to a church service which was hosted in a small room. It was very crowed yet somehow I've gotten use to being squashed up against someone. After the service they made us lunch.  I sat down next to a few little girls who spoke really good English. The conversation really kicked of when one of the girls asked me if I watch master chef Australia.  Aperently it's a real hit here in India. 

Sunday afternoons we've been running a youth seminar.  Teaching on topics such as hearing God's voice and worship.  We each have our own small group where we discuss about the topic that was just spoken. I love mine!  I have a group of girls who love to ask me questions and pretty much just joke around.  

Through out the week we walk the streets finding little villages to have a jam session. And every time through that we have a crowd which gives us a great opportunity to tell people about Jesus and pray for them. I've had many good discussions with people about Jesus and what he has done in my life. 
Sometimes it can be difficult because of the language barrier.  But somehow we always get past it.  We played soccer with a bunch of kids on the street and even though they didn't speak much English, we all still had so much fun.

I want to quickly say thank you for those who have supported me financially.  I'm loving it here! Even though it's sticking hot,  smelly and so noisy.  Haha it's great! 
God bless you!

Monday, 6 October 2014

New World. New country.

Im feeling hot and smelly. I'm sweaty and it feels gross. But at the same time I'm loving every bit of being here. The city is beautiful!

India is a place I never thought I'd ever go to, but now I'm here and I'm in love with it. Sure the country is so different and you can't always trust the food... ahaha.... (oh gosh) Having people stare at you, take photos of you or even try to rip you off because you are white is always a great experience.... haha.. Yet the people here are so lovely and that's what I love. 

I'm slowly learning the bungalow language which is what they mostly speak here, while also speaking their biggest language Hindi.

This week was the biggest Hindu festival.  And it was all happening right at our door step. People coming from all around to celebrate their own gods. It was so so sad to see this.  To see adults and even children come to worship. It made me feel sick.  You could feel that there is a spiritual warfare here.

All during the festival my team read the bible from front to back.  We divided into groups of three and took in turns to read the bible for two hours. Making it a 24 hour thing.

I got so much from reading the Bible that way. I can really see that God has a heart for these people.  All throughout the Bible God talks about how much much his heart breaks for those worshiping other things.   It's God alone who is worthy of all our praises!

Please keep praying for us! Not sure when I'll have Internet again but I'll try to keep you all as updated as I can.
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