There are many different religions in India.
Pictured above is a large Catholic church in the area.
This is the church we are at Nambike Baptist Church
What this country needs is the Lord. Please pray for services on Sunday as many will come to hear a foreign “redneck” and will hear the gospel.
Tonight the people showered us with flower necklaces. It made me cry…
One by one they came and draped them over us…
They were heavy, but so beautiful. I don’t think I have ever been touched like this before. Such a beautiful gesture.
Pictured here with Dr. Kane and Pastor Raju.
Went to purchase a Saree today. It was wonderful they pulled out a chair for me to sit in and a half dozen men were pulling out boxes showing me pretty material. I did not want to leave haha I picked a beautiful one that will be tailored by a lady in the church
This lady lives near the church. They pay her twice a week to do general clean up around the property. She trims trees and bushes, sweeps and even paints. Since early this morning she has been working.
You see a lot of poor in India.
This lady lives down by the train tracks. Last year they wanted to build a shelter for her. They cleared the spot where she lives and put up a nice tent for her so she would have shelter before the rainy season. She refused to use the shelter and continues to live outside.
This is a typical scene everywhere. They throw their trash on the ground.
They give gifts to their gods, yet barely have enough to survive.
This is an ox cart hauling sugarcane.
Typical day at the market.
Today Jeff is sharing with the students how to minister to the addicted.
Yesterday I showed you a picture of the facilities that we use, now I will show you what the people use.
This is the outside restroom:
Here is a cow walking past the property:
I just love the bird on her back.
This is the baptistry for the church, it is located outside of the building.
This is a playground that was built for the children. The benches are colored to match the colors of the wordless book. Jerilyn shared that Pastor Raju was challenged to win someone to the Lord on the first bench. Each time he won someone to the Lord on the benches, they added a bench until they had all the colors of the wordless book.
The children had a “penny” offering during Vacation Bible School and raised enough money to purchase a slide for the playground this last year. Jeff is sitting on one of the benches in this photo.
This is a little sitting area. It is so peaceful out here it is called Psalm 91:
Yoshada and David preparing our Indian breakfast.
It smells so delicious. Fried potatoes in a homemade flatbread.
It is Wednesday morning in India. The men are out working on the property and I can hear their chatter. (If you click the images, you can see a larger view)
Here is a look at our home for the next few days.
Thank you Pastor Raju for giving up your office for us.
This is the shower.
This is the bedroom