Theme of the day: Exploring the city/buying Christmas presents with Daniel + prayer and intercession at night for the recent rape incident.
Since my arrival to Dehradun, I haven’t had the chance to go out and see the city or even the area. From the busy schedule the DTS had, no one in the staff could really be able to bring me around for the day. That is one of the reasons why there was excitement a’brewing in my soul, because there was a new guy like me that came to stay for the holidays!
We chatted for a bit and quickly settled it. We were going out to the city today to buy some presents for the gift exchange; which of course included a chance to walk around.
So our journey was a pleasant one. We headed out via “vickrum” (basically a larger auto rickshaw which picks up anyone on the way) but that’s what they call it here. During that time, we just chatted and got to know more about each other. Daniel is currently taking a break from seminary studies and just decided to head up here to catch a breath of rest.
Most of our shopping today was down this long strip of stores selling all sorts of goods. We peeked and bargained and finally got some stuff for the coming up Christmas exchange. Praise the Lord! Check.
For the first few days in Dheradun, what I discovered is the length of time you seem to have each day. It seemed every single day would just flash by. I guess that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been able to update this blog. Haha or the fact that a little bit of my laziness is coming back!
So after our endeavors around the city, we had just a little bit of time to grab some snacks for our room, have a cup of coffee to chat some more, and headed home.
And thus, our day ended in the city with my new found friend, Daniel.
Later that night, we gathered together to intercede for the nations and especially the recent incidents of the public rape in Dehli and school shootings in the states.
– please pray that this city will find a greater amount of rest and peace during this festive season!
– and also pray for a greater concentration for these last few weeks in India!
– finally, please pray for righteousness to be shown in India as there has been a great amount of incest and violence brought up this time; especially with the rape incident in Dehli.
And also for the recent school shooting in the states. Please pray for the leaders in government to have wisdom and discernment in how to face this issue. That this area will be covered with hope, life, and joy which is the opposite of what the enemy had brought into the area.
May God comfort us and give us rest during this time. That no tear we have shed, He have not felt.
Much love from India!!