We can't believe it but we only have 6 days left in Tenali working with Harvest India before we start heading home. These three months have blown by and left us shocked that we're going home already. God has done so much in our time here and we are so excited to see what He has planned for us as we come home to process and plan the next steps for this RockHarbor & Harvest India partnership.
That being said, we are struggling to get through our last few days here. The Indian Summer has arrived. It's become stiflingly hot, humid, and pretty much miserable. From what we have heard from the locals, when Summer arrives, life slows to a near halt. Nobody does ANYTHING, and we have quickly realized that we also don't feel like doing ANYTHING. It's too hot to even think. On top of the heat almost everybody on the team has gotten hit with some sort of flu/cold/sinus/diarrhea bug that's laying people up for 2 to 3 days at a time.
So it comes down to this... we are in major need of prayer. Pray that God gives us the strength to get through this last week spiritually, physically and emotionally. Pray that He guides us as we process and assess all that we've learned, experienced, and seen in our time here. Pray that those of us who are ill are healed quickly. Pray that the few of us who have not gotten sick would remain healthy. Pray that God's will would be made clear to us as we wrap things up here. Pray that God would give us the diligence to finish out our time here strong and thoroughly. Pray that it would somehow miraculously get COOLER here in India. Pray that God would grant us the patience and faith to trust in Him as we figure out jobs, living situations, and futures upon our return home.
At the same time we are praising God that our time has been such a huge blessing and success. We are thankful that our team as a whole has remained healthy, aside from a few sour stomachs and Lizzi's morning sickness. We are thankful that we have been blessed to work with such an amazing group of people as the staff of Harvest India. We are overwhelmingly blessed by Suresh and his family in the ways that they care for and love us. We are extremely thankful to Rama Raj and his family for looking after us in our beautiful home and for showing us the ropes around town. We thank God for the Harvest India residency team and all that they have walked along side us through and for being patient with us in learning this foreign culture. Thank you, thank you, thank you Lord for all that you carried us through and all that you have provided for us in India!
We were also blessed with a visit from our dear friends Chris Ward & Andrew Richards this last week. They got the four day whirlwind tour of many of the ministries that Harvest India is blessing the people of India through, and I know that they were both blown away by all that God is doing. God is doing amazing things in India!
THANK YOU CHIRIS WARD & ANDREW RICHARDS TEAM!!!