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Heading to India Today

Monday, May 05, 2014

Well the day has finally come, and in a few hours from now I will board a plane and begin my 50 hour journey to India. The itinerary is Minneapolis to Newark, Newark to Mumbai (19 hours), Mumbai to Hyderabad, Hyderabad to Vijayawada, and then a one-hour drive from Vijayawada to our final destination, Ventrapragada, where I will teach Pastors about teaching the Bible, and where I will learn from them about many things. Our team goes as servants, not superiors.

The one hitch in the get along is that I'm still quite sick. But the Lord really encouraged me Saturday morning when I came across Galatians 4:13. The Apostle Paul wrote, "You know it was BECAUSE OF a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus."

Point being, the Lord is in control of everything, and he actually uses everything--even sickness--to accomplish his purposes. And so I go in faith, believing that the Lord has a plan and provision for me, and for those I'm going to serve. He will work all things together for his glory and our good, in his own time and way.

Alrighty then, time to eat, read, and go! See you all in two weeks.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HOLLYM48 5/15/2014 6:12PM

    I hope you are having a great trip and everyone is learning from one another! Hope we hear all about it when you are back!

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UWHK8STER 5/6/2014 2:38PM

    I hope that you have a good trip and a successful one. Feel better also!

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PENOWOK 5/6/2014 6:34AM

    God speed...and heal!

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GOODGETNBETR 5/5/2014 10:34PM

    Amen and God bless you and your journey. Safe travels

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AGGIEKBEAR03 5/5/2014 12:40PM

    Hope you feel better soon! I can't wait to hear about your trip!

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AUNTRENEE 5/5/2014 8:47AM

    Have a safe trip. Hope that you are feeling better.

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DNJEN471 5/5/2014 7:55AM

    Have a safe trip. God bless!

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PEZCATHY 5/5/2014 7:33AM

    I will keep you in my prayers for complete healing soon. At least you have 19 hours where you can rest, even though it is hard to rest on a plane, you won't have to move around. I am humbled that you are doing this for God's purpose. So proud of you too! I'm hoping you will keep all of us updated on your progress and travels. I am going to friend you, and look forward to at least weekly updates!!!

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BILL60 5/5/2014 7:01AM

    Hope you feel better. That's an awful way to be on the road for 50 hours.

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