They’re Off!

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It’s 5 am. Ten minutes ago the team loaded up in the van for one last ride to the airport. There were a few half closed eyes, but still everyone was smiling! This was one terrific time together in India. Last night we took some time to talk about the impact that this trip has had on each of us. … Read More

Last Day in Chennai – PACT Aids home

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What a perfect way to finish our time here in India by visiting the PACT Aids home here in Chennai today. PACT has been in operation for the last 12 years, reaching families & individuals who are touched by AIDS. They are helping 250 AIDS families all across Chennai. The 15 kids at the PACT home have a safe place … Read More

Rescue & Restore – Day 3 Part 2

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In the afternoon we loaded up in the bus to head to Rescue & Restore…a home that breaks the cycle of kids growing up on the streets. What an amazing work Freddy & Daisy & their staff do to bring the kids in, offer them a good education, and help them work through the trauma from their lives on the … Read More

Preschool in the slum – Day 3 part 1

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The slum that our friends Freddy & Daisy work in is home to 4000 people. It’s a rough place for a child to grow up. Most kids roam freely, are left to fend for themselves, and are abused & victimized. We heard stories of children being left all day locked in a hut with no food, so they began to … Read More

Chennai – Day 1

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Yesterday we flew from Pune to Chennai. Stepping off the plane, we realized right away that Chennai is MUCH hotter than Pune. We got settled in the place we’re staying, and this morning had half a day to relax, shop & have a special lunch at “sparky’s diner”. This afternoon we loaded up in the van and made our way … Read More

Pune Day 3

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There wasn’t a dry eye among us today as we spent several hours with the amazing kids from Good Shepherd Homes here in Pune. They sang songs (one very funny one about scratching like a monkey – see the picture), shared their Bible memory verses with us and just simply basked in the fact that there were guests to spend … Read More

Pune Day 2 – Part 2

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After the Red light district we had the privilege of spending a few hours at the Comforter Childrens’ home on the outskirts of town. Comforter is home to 28 kids, about half of which are HIV+. It isn’t a sad or depressing place, but a home full of love, smiles & peace. The kids sang some heartfelt songs for us, … Read More