On Thursday, November 3, a discernment team from St. Andrew’s left for India to explore partnership opportunities that would help us to address human trafficking. We’ll post numerous journal entries over the next few days so you can follow their journey.
“The Team and everyone’s luggage arrived safely to Mumbai yesterday late morning! Thankfully, our hotel is only 5 minutes from the airport. We connected immediately with Skip Lanfried from Yorba Linda Friends Church – who we will be with for the next four days.
After a quick shower and change of clothes, we headed out to spend time with some of the team from International Justice Mission (IJM). They do such incredible work combatting sex trafficking in Mumbai. They were a great first site visit to begin this journey. We left encouraged by their hearts for Christ, the work they do and the way that they so purposefully partner with the local church to be involved in this issue! Skip then took our team to two of the slum schools that Operation Mobilization/Good Shepherd helped to build. They have two Christian schools with 570 children attending from one of the nearby slums. We spent some time with the Headmaster/Pastor and some of the teachers. School was not in session today, but we were overwhelmed with fun hugs and warm greetings from many of the children who live there. Tomorrow, we leave early in the morning and then fly to Hyderabad where we will have a much deeper look into the work of Good Shepherd ministries.
~ That our hearts, minds and spirits will be sensitive to The Spirit’s leading.
~ That our eyes would be open to seeing all that He desires us to see.
~ For jet lag to pass quickly and sleep to be full.
~ For health – no Delhi Belly.
~ That we would love lavishly, encourage much and carry the love and joy of Christ with us in each situation.
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