Archive for October 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Greetings from Chenai, India.
By the time you are hearing this it will be 11:00pm on Sunday, and my plane will be departing in just 5 hours. Here’s a brief update.
Lucy and I went to visit 11 of the new graduates on Saturday at the Elder Care Home where they now live and work. Their employer and the patients gave glowing praises of the girls. It was a special opportunity to see how far they have come since they started their nurses training program just one year ago.
There was a tearful and heartfelt farewell program on Friday before we departed from Pravaham. Words can not adequately express what a joyful time it has been to teach, play, and pray with the students and staff for the past two weeks. I will have many photos to share with you all when I return, so you can see the smiles and happy faces.
There is a river in New York that the Iroquois called Muhheakantuk (Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk) which means “The river that flows both ways.” I leave here again humbled by the Grace of God, feeling once again that perhaps I have received more than I could give. It is truly a blessing to be able to come and share the love of Christ with the girls at Pravaham and others here. To be with people who come from such simple means and yet give so freely touches my soul and teaches me about the true meaning of God’s love. It is Amazing Grace, live and in full color, and it is such a life changing experience. The smiles, the laughs, the tears…. The memories of these moments are worth more than gold.
Please keep the 24 new students and staff of Pravaham in your prayers. I look forward to seeing you all soon and sharing photos and more personal stories of the students.
Peace and Grace,
Note: Senthil has posted more pictures of Christie and the students along with photo vignettes of Pravaham during this season on the Friends of Pravaham Facebook page.