Monthly Archives: October 2012

INDIA182: Day 100 debrief. . .

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I woke up from a good nights sleep with the sounds of children along with the following sounds of the scrambling of feet. I stumbled upon the first day of the two day children’s club ran by King’s kids for the street kids in the area!

It was really good to travel around the wonderful land of India and see the foundation of seeds sown in the upcoming generation.
Joining in with the King’s kids, I got to get closer to the staff and also find out the greater amount of English these kids know here, which is good, because I could talk more instead of big actions. Haha

Guwahati is good! I have yet so much to learn about the language and culture and people! I have already met a great Brazilian friend (√Črico) whom had lived in this state for almost 4 years! He has already been an inspiration to me in his passion and desire for these people, and through that, he has learned the local language here (Assamese) to be able to evangelize more wherever he goes!

Prayer requests:
Please pray that this following week will be informative and revelational as I have stepped in another area of India full of different cultures and people! I’m excited! (:
Also pray for √Črico and his youth club house ministry in a fruit of more volunteers and a fruit of greater wisdom and rest in God’s commitment in his vision!
Pray for the kids here to have a godly foundation and seeds sown will be found sprouting up and higher with fruit with passing years!

Thank you for being patient with me guys! I have been caught out of credit again and all of the Internet I didn’t have transferred to my phone credit! Haha!
Pray that the DTS here will be rocked by God’s love and be born again in seeing that everlasting life is now with Jesus! And I speak in faith that they will be deep lovers of God through His revelation and His love alone. And through that, they will seek His kingdom which is here now and find life in the shadow of His wings!

Much love from India!!

INDIA182: Day 99 quick debrief!

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As you can see from the picture above, this is currently my room bunking with 2 other northeast mates from the state of Assam and Nagaland. Haha there are a hoard of mosquitos waiting ever sneakingly for the night to come so they can have a blood sucking party on my bed. Haha

BUT God is good! Onen (the DTS leader of the base) had taken me to a convenient store so I could buy some powerful mosquito lotion!! Thank you Jesus!! (That is one of the questions I’ll have for Jesus when I meet Him face to face: Why did He create mosquitos?)

Thank you Jesus that I’ve arrived safely in this first city in the northeast! More debriefs to come!

Please pray for a good rest! I am excited for tomorrow!

Much love from India!!

INDIA182: Day 98 debrief. . .

Theme for today:
A surprise booked train ticket + train buddies that feed you a lot of food! Fun stuff.

So I woke up this morning smacked with an instant call from Yen that my train ticket is ready in 2 hours. I nearly choked on my saliva when I heard and quickly called Rajan to confirm it. He surprising also told me that he was bringing an outreach team over in about 45 mins! Haha
Yes. I panicked a bit but then regained my conscious self, quickly packed my bags, cleaned up the office I bit just in time for the Rajan to come knocking on my door.

It was a quick and hasty goodbye as I had to run and grab my train ticket but also get to the train station from there. Random side note: the outreach team was from China! And the leader of the team was based in Ywam Perth and knows this girl that I knew that did the school of frontier missions to China in Perth! What a small world!! Crazzyyyy!!

Anyhow, the new hellos, wow’s, byes, and ‘what just happened?’ occurred too fast for my pleasure.
BUT who else but Jesus to be faithful and true with a random taxi just sitting outside waiting so I could just jump in and head to my ticket booking location! Awesome! Haha

So with Kolkata behind me, but definitely not forgotten, I made it on time to the train station. Praise the Lord! (:
And of course to cheer me up, God prepared wonderful talkative train buddies that love sharing food with each other! Haha I first that I have seen in Indian train rides. Two lovely ladies, one calling me her ‘son’, told me to never forget them; also given my background information to all of the passengers nearby about me. Haha it was a refreshing end of the day in a train to a new place with new friends filling the atmosphere with laughs and smiles. The compartment clicked so quickly in a matter of an hour. I should definitely bring food with me to pass around every time I get on a train in India; sure brings people together; that and chai of course!

Please pray for these train buddies as the more I get closer to them and know who they are, the more I am compassionate in wanting them to know about Jesus! Please pray that this opportunity will arise and will bring forth the mentioning of Jesus!! They know my dad is a pastor so that’s a start!
Also pray for the rest of the train ride to be steady and in the hands of God to bring forth rest and peace to the passengers and me. NORTHEAST, HERE I COME!!

Much love from India!!

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INDIA182: Day 95, 96, & 97 debrief. . .(the big hump)

Though these last three days in Kolkata were not filled with exciting ministries, it didn’t mean that all those days had gone to waste! Besides the last 3 days being a big hump for this project, India182, I would clearly like to acknowledge your prayer and intercession for me which have got me to push past this front with the strength from God! Thank you so so much for all the emails and encouragements that have really lifted me up during this time to see hope and light from Jesus than being sucked in to all the chaos and need surrounding me.

During these three days, I have really taken a greater focus toward prayer walking around my area and towards all the strongholds that God had pointed out in the city. I quietly walked with Jesus praying for the things that He put in my heart which of course would hurt sometimes to feel the compassion and pain He would feel when He saw that.

I think this is the big hump for me; more than discerning God’s voice sometimes in this season through the valley.
It is seeing the powerful force of need and feeling it and wanting to help everyone and having to say no to someone on the street asking for money or just the outburst of blindness that have them worshiping idols and money.

But praise the Lord! He is faithful! Nothing is impossible, and the more need I see surrounding me, the more I am growing in my faith & belief, in that aspect, that He is! I know that the same Jesus that walked the earth, is the same one with the same heart for God’s people today! Jesus may your kingdom come Lord!

Other than the prayer walking throughout these three days, I had a lovely chat with Rajan about the upcoming vision that God has slowly grown my passion about! (More to come about this vision! Be patient guys! Haha)
He greatly encouraged the idea and told me that it would be wise to explain it to every Ywam leader that I would come in contact with so I could get a greater feedback and acknowledgment; along with some comments and suggestions. It was a great time to spend with Rajan and get to know more about him; though its been only 2 weeks, the relationship has grown radically! (: so good to know a good leader starting up a new season for Kolkata!

Prayer requests:
As I get ready and am super excited for the northeast, I cannot forget east India(mainly Kolkata) and its great need both physically and spiritually. It was really a big fight these last 2 weeks; something that has not discouraged me but pushed me to continue to persist in interceding for this city known as the city of joy. Yes, Jesus would they be joyful over you when they see that the things they have been looking for in satisfaction has been in front of them the whole time with open arms! Kolkata needs you Jesus! You know that and I trust You with this city to bring her back home where You have been waiting to drape her with the robe of righteousness in which Your glory will shine forth expressing this city a city free from sin and joy will be known again.

Much love from India!!

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