Wednesday, July 22, 2009
From Carly Meyer
What an incredible week so far! I just love teaching the kids over here! They are all so eager to listen and learn about their Jesus! It's so encouraging to see. Our team has been blessed with a wonderful driver, Kumar, who gets us safely through the crazy streets of India. We also have D. Paul as our translator; words cannot describe what a blessing this man is from the Lord! He's so enthusiastic and excited for the spreading of the Gospel~ truly inspiring to be around.
Our days since we've been in Sri Kalahasti have been pretty routine. Pastor Ohlmann teaches in the mornings, and we girls get to do a little sight-seeing. Pastors Rajamani and Basker have been incredibly helpful in showing us around! They are delightful individuals to have with us! Yesterday we went to see a beautiful waterfall, which is also a destination spot for the Hindu pilgrims. We got to see lots of monkeys pretty up close!!! Pastor Rajamani got a kick out of seeing how excited we got over the monkeys. We saw another temple today, as well as a beautiful reservoir/dam. Then in the afternoons we'll teach for about an hour and head back to our hotel (usually about an hour's drive). We've gotten to do a little exploring around our hotel~ tonight we hope to check out a bizarre a few blocks over!
Joey, Jackie, and I bought sarees, which was fun! There were so many beautiful choices~ it took us about 45 minutes to finally decide! Then came the challenge of figuring out how to wear them. . .fortunately, Pastor Rajamani's wife was willing to show us. We'll see if we can actually do it on our own. It turns out we are invited to an , so we are going to wear them then!
Thank you all for your prayers back home~ they are much appreciated! The Lord has definitely kept us safe under His watchful eye over here. While it is going to be hard to leave India, I miss everyone at home very much!