Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Trip So Far In Random Pictures

The Karuna kids awaiting our entrance tonight.
Team Meeting with Dad and Ben on Monday. Worship & Hope.
Relaxing Time
Human Knot for the first time in India. I've never seen some of these people laugh so much - ever!

O-Kay. Sweet baby.
Visiting families. There was a serious amount of slurping going on. Check out the tootsie pops.
More visiting. That is a colorful photo.
Giving out some gifts from loving friends in the US.
New T-Shirts from Dad.
Ready. Set. OPEN your gifts!
Blues Brothers: Lukesh and Naresh.
Natalie being garlanded.
Playing the Jelly Belly Bean Boozled game. Poor Anil got a bad one.
Playing Bean Boozled with the youth.
Human knot with youth.
Welcome Dance in church on Sunday with E. & C.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Dad Coming

My dad is coming next week - He'll be arriving in Bombay around this time next Friday!!!

My niece, Natalie (AKA "Map") is also coming to stay with me for 6 months.

And both of them will be joined by another man who will be here the 2 weeks with dad. Fun!


All our Bible students were in uniform today for the first time... well, at least those who have their uniforms. Some haven't paid for them yet but will and then get them. Anyway, it was a small class today with only 5 students in my fist year Bible College class so I was just going to play hangman or something (with OT terms) but 3 of my 4 children are sick. So, I said, no OT class today, hangman or otherwise, I've got 3 sick kids and I want to go home.

One of the students stood up and said, "Ma'am, before you go, we want to pray for your girls."


I love my students...

Sunday, August 15, 2010

India's 64th Independence Day

The 15th August (or India's Independence day happened to fall on a Sunday this year. So, after the school programs early in the morning - we all celebrated in church! Praise the Lord for FREEDOM!
Choir in Indian flag colors.
Special song (also in flag colors) - you go girls!
Bible College boys performed a special dance/skit.
Kids watching from the sidelines since there was no room to sit.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Massive Beast

I found this outside my house gate yesterday morning.
These water buffalo are HUGE! He left a huge gift for us as well. You should be thankful I didn't post a picture of that!

Sunday, August 08, 2010


I admit that Facebook has put the hurt on my blogging to some degree, but I still like it.

Here are my thoughts on the types of people you find on Facebook: (in no particular order and I'm not judging, just observing):

1. Kids are Their World: These are the people who are obsessed with their kids, especially with their kid's illnesses and pretty much post that only.

2. Jesus Lovers*: Their posts generally contain something about Jesus loving them or them loving Jesus or a request for prayer.

3. In Love: These people are so in love with their spouse/significant other that I'm constantly in awe that so many people in the world actually found the perfect mate...

4. Networkers: These people are on Facebook for one reason and one reason only - to get business.

5. Facebook Gamers: Farmville, Vampyre somethin-anothers, etc... Facebook=funtime (I guess).

6. Sin Convictors: These people generally will post only verses or Biblically related quotes or personal thoughts that generally just leave me convicted (which I think was their point).

7. No Lifers: (owwww, now I'm getting mean...) Posts invariably relate to what these people ate, drank, where they're going or what they're watching on TV.

8. Over Posters: People who post so many times a day on Facebook that I have had to "hide" them so that I can actually read other people's posts too.

9. Well Rounded: Obviously well rounded would be that person who posts consistently (1-2 times a day - I personally consider more than that highly obsessive - see #8) on a variety of topics - above mentioned as well as others.

*I love Jesus too!