As I follow a rhythm of prayer outlined in this book, I find myself excited to get in bed and pray the last prayer. Reflecting on how I’ve journeyed through the day, I love this particular reflection question: “When did I … Continue reading
We’re 36 days away from our India departure and it’s becoming all I can think about! I’m so blessed by generous friends, family and even strangers that have donated to this trip. However, I still have to raise $500 before … Continue reading
Welcome to Day 2 of our India Simulation Weekend. After a great morning listening to Rob Wegner talk on prayer [click here to watch], we drove over to South Bend to test the all-important running with luggage skills. While backpacking … Continue reading
The year after college, I moved to Taiwan to teach English and help a mission’s organization. I had zero training (and no plan- I literally just showed up in the country, bought a scooter and found a job). Looking back, I think I would have had a better view of world missions had the organization done training and de-briefing (I wrote a letter to the mission’s organization upon my return to the states and never heard anything back).
To be honest, because of prior experience, I’ve been hesitant to jump back into an overseas trip in the name of Jesus. But, the vision that Granger Community Church has for India is so compelling–my heart couldn’t let it go. The teams they send to India are well-trained (we’ve meet bi-weekly since September) to appreciate the rich culture, encourage local pastors and translators, build relationships with villagers and understand When Helping Hurts.
This past weekend, our GCC India team smooshed 15 adults in a 15 passenger van and headed to Chicago for “India Simulation Weekend.” In the van, we got to hear the story of each team member. I loved my team before, but now I see God living in them even more. I am privileged to be a part of this family. Here are our adventures from the past weekend:
Step 1: Sleep on the floor
Step 2: Authentic Indian Breakfast
made by Philo- the best part of the simulation for me was listening to her communicate God’s truth through metaphors/parables
Step 3: Training in Little India, Chicago
When was the last time you interacted with a kid that didn’t have self-worth? We’ve all encountered it. Oh, child with downcast eyes and slumped shoulders, we want so much more for you. Now imagine it worse than you’ve ever … Continue reading