Friday, October 29, 2010

He Hears Us

This is the confidence that
we have in approaching God:
that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
I John 5:14

~Day 27, 30 Days of Prayer

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the continued clear beautiful skies. Since we will not be sharing our guests’ stories directly on the blog, I want to give our volunteers a chance to express their impressions.

Mary and Ruth are sisters who grew up in India; their parents were workers here. They found out about the opportunity to serve through a friend at their local fellowship who is a faithful friend to us and has served with us several times.

Here are their impressions:

Pinball machine-like taxi rides, incessant honking horns, the smell of spices mixed with smoke, hot tea with milk...we're back!

We have come full circle to be with women who are making this land their home. We've had some surprises:

*Hot water may or may not be present while showering.
*What looks like an Andes mint is really mosquito repellent!
*There's toilet paper!

Having lived in India, we expected a connection with the women – but underestimated its power. It has opened a channel of communication and given us credibility. Their guard is dropped. They relax, reach out, and say, "You know."

The guests arrive for the second Retreat.

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