Hey everyone and man its been quite a journey…but before a get into a play by play. I rather tell a little story about a young man who we met along the way and has truly been a sheer joy to be around. Maki is a 11 year old boy who is blind and death and is an orphan. Yes all the above and I wish I was exaggerating.
This young man has truly reminded me that I should be grateful in all things! I feel that at times we can soon forget of all the things we take for granted. For instance I wanted to become a licensed electrician in Lewisville Texas. I did all my requirements and knew everything forwards and backwards…but yet God just did not want me going down that path.
I figured since my father was an electrician and so was my grandfather, I was to take over the family business and run the show. I was truly arrogant back then because at the time the economy was thriving and our company was doing even slightly better back then.
Long story short is that I soon developed a slight case of parkinsons and I was upset with God but I truly believed he used this to humble me and to help me find my true calling which is Ministry! In which..I absolutely love and would want to do anything else! Anyways Maki is showing me how he can still draw despite his lack of sight and I am beyond belief of his artwork!
Hey everyone, I’m sure you guys were all a little worried that we were possibly near death by now and so forth because of the hostility we faced and persecution towards us christians…But in reality, we have received more love from the people of Diamond Harbour, then my last trip to New York!
The people here are great and they were at first a little paranoid that these white christian landed to force feed christianity but as what scripture states, we are to love others despite and plant that seed. It is up to the Holy Spirit to stir in the heart of the individual. Anyways, these people have welcomed us in every way possible.
The other night, we were welcomed to stay with a family who lived by the harbour and we just had a good time eating homemade indian food and laughed amongst each others stories, despite our language barrier. The people here actually help us westerners to realize to slow down and enjoy the simplest things in life. When I see that they are content with the smallest things, it helps me to understand why God certainly never wants us to worry.
I have also been sharing some bible stories to some of the members of the family and they are actually very intrigued and welcoming of them. I read the story of David & Goliath the other day and the kids were so happy and inspired to hear that one.
I want to let everyone know that we are happy and content. I do miss some things back in the states like the hot showers and cheeseburgers but we are here to spread God’s love to these people and its helping me have a better understanding of my past perception. Until next time, God Bless our Brothers and Sisters in Christ. Amen
We just want to thank everyone for visiting our website Diamond Harbour! Our men’s group created this website for the simple reason to explain to all of our loved ones, the trials and experiences we are about to face while visiting the country of India! This crazy journey first began as just a gut feeling, that theHoly Spirit was leading us to go out and spread the Gospel!
Our men’s group meets every tuesday night and we just finished wrapping up the series bout when Jesus explains to the apostles about fulfilling the Great Commission. Well after each meeting, we typically end in prayer, in order to ask God in where he is leading us or what he is calling us to do. It was a regular prayer meeting like any other night except this night just felt different. One of the guys started flipping through channels afterwards, and stumbled across this documentary about the people of India around the Diamond Harbour area.
It was extremely intriguing to learn about the culture and religion of these people. We learned that christians are not welcomed here and that majority of the people here are either Buddhist or Muslim. After the show was over, we all turned to look at each other as if we all came to the same conclusion on what we must do! It was definitely a very interesting experience and thank God for always showing us the way!
All the men were fairly nervous about leaving there families but to all of our surprise they were all very supportive in our cause. We also had a lot of support from our community. One Local company was even kind enough to donate 10% of there proceeds to our mission trip! Check them out at treecareplanotx.com
We are all truly blessed beyond measure to have this great opportunity! We wish, we could have been called to administer the Gospel to the Fiji Islands or Maldives or even our local community but it’s God’s ways and not ours. We hope to keep this blog open as a informative insight about all of our experiences and form of communication for anyone wanting to ask us a question. We are bout to get all of our things packed today and then head out here in the next couple of days! We are all truly excited to embark on this adventure and we ask for you all to join us in our quest to spread the truth of the Gospel and the love of Christ!