Thursday, January 27, 2011

Getting around to it

Here are some India pictures from this trip. I love, love, love them! They remind me so vividly of the trip. I know I've been bad at posting about the trip. I've been too busy, too tired and have also had to take my computer in to the Apple store for some repairs. My Macky is good as new, so I plan on posting more about the trip tomorrow. I promise! :)

a beautiful girl from the orphanage
another beautiful girl from when we visited the public school
(can you spot me? haha. not to difficult, is it?) At the all girls college
Israel. a man who has leprosy, but is honestly the most joyful person i've met
me and 3/5's of the Kumars

here are children from a small harvest india orphanage. we gave them new clothes. they sang for us while we ate dinner at their orphanage. they had voices like angels, and were just so sweet and humble. it brough me to (beautiful tears). i didn't want to leave.
a vbs (making a fun movement to "chitty chitty happy ka")
a beautiful woman, who has leprosy, that i had the honor of meeting
suresh & i on the roof of the house. he loves the shades john b got him. joe cool :)
this, is my little sweetheart. his name (though i'm sure i spell it wrong) is jay-cee. in 2009, on my first trip, he was the littlest orphan. now he is learning and had a group of friends...something that wasn't there before because he was just so little, but it's such a good thing seeing him make these milestones!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Promises, Promises

It is my intention to have another post up this week, which will contain more details about the trip and also include pictures! I promise! Today, I just received the second half of the photos from the trip so I have nothing to wait on. Except that I've been going, going, going non-stop with work and extracurricular activities. Tonight, by some mishappenings I ended up no being able to make it to a girls night with some friends from church. Even though I really wanted to go, I think it was good that I rested at home because I've been feeling tired and have had symptoms of a migraine the last 2 days. But, this week I've gotten to spend some good time with friends and also really let the trip to India sink in. One thing is for sure. I love and miss India :) And, I am so blessed!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rockharbor Team India Video: Takes my breath away and takes me back

This is a video a brilliantly talented team member put together already in the few days we've been back in the States. This video leaves me speechless, in a beautiful way. I already miss being there. It's 10 minutes, but the entire thing is wonderful and you are missing out if you don't watch it!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

India love

I've been home for a whole day from India! I'm feeling like the adjustment for me is going a bit easier than my first trips. After my very first trip, I felt a lot of excitement and an emotional "high" because it was my first time out of the country, and the trip was so memorable...and because if I'm honest, my eyes weren't totally open during my trip in many ways. When I came home from my second trip, I feel the best description for my emotions was anger. This trip, I feel that so far I am definitely feeling emotions, but they aren't as powerful as they were last year. I'm feeling a lot of things right now, don't get me wrong. But the main thing that I feel is sad. Mostly because my eyes have been opened so much more this trip. At the same time though, it's not this overwhelming and intense emotion that is not good for me (which I think the anger I felt last year was). I think this is because some of the things that I did and witnessed in India have actually answered a few questions in my mind and given me clarity. I feel like I personally experienced spiritual warfare in India this time, but simultaneously I feel that God was really close to me and gave me that clarity.

I am so excited about all the ways that Harvest India is really blessing others and really living out the Gospel. And I'm so excited to be apart of it. I promise to write a blog post very soon with more details about the trip! I want to say the BIGGEST "THANK YOU!!!!!" to all the people who have supported this trip. Both my financial and prayer supporters. Know that I could not have done this without you, and that your support has really been a blessing and I
have seen with my own eyes how your support has blessed the people of India too. Well, it's not even 9pm yet but I should start to get ready for bed. I'm such a party animal! Yeah, that's what I will account it to. :) Night y'all...or good morning if you are on India time!

I want to leave you with a picture of one of the most precious little ones that I've met in India. I've seen him each trip. He's my little love :) The first trip I went on he was only 2 or 3 and was the smallest orphan Harvest India took in. Now he's 4 or 5. His parents could not take care of him so they brought him to the school. His dad now works helping clean and maintain the Harvest India campus, so he gets to see his son. On the other trips, he would not participate in VBS or the events that the other Harvest India orphans did with our teams. He'd just be all alone outside playing with supervision by a teacher. But this year he did VSB, and I got to teach him Bible verses for 3 days. He was attentive and also had group of little friends who were well behaved :) And he was full of smiles. Bestill my heart.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I am not MIA in India in real life :)

Hi everyone (or at least my few blog readers). I've been uber busy doing so much with Harvest India and the team. I've been doing so well. God is sustaining me so much! And I am so blessed that the only thing I can complain about is being tired. I will post more as soon as I can. But also see our team website: