Monday, November 17, 2008
Happy Birthday Austen from India
Greetings from Mussoorie, and Happy Birthday Austen,
As they say in Hindi, "Janamdin Mubarak!" Ellis and I are having an incredible journey seeing God and his miracles throughout this trip that I vow never to say the word miracle again. Using the word "miracle" to me places a limitation on what God and truly do. I can't describe it in words or in pictures so I can't wait to share it with you all in person. And even then, I will not be able to fully do them justice.
Last night at Woodstock was amazing. I am pictured at Woodstock with Pastor Ashish of the orphanage and Burt and Paula Deperalta of our worship team. Time and time again, the students there told me, as well as the rest of the team, that that was the BEST CHAPEL SERVICE EVER! The door has been opened and so we now have the responsibility to continue the relationship between our church, the orphanage, and Woodstock.
And today, we had the honor of being guests at OP and Pushpa's wedding. Note Ellis all decked out with Amit and Manish waiting for the reception to begin. And I tell you that Ellis' appetite has been healthy!
I love you Jill; thanks for encouraging me to take this mission trip. This has opened my eyes as to how big our God we serve is. And to Avery, Arden, and Austen; Daddy loves you!
Happy birthday again, Kuhi. Let' s celebrate when we get back.