Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Made It!

Well, after 22 hours on a plane and a few "pat downs" from the security we are in INDIA! We arrived last night around 12:30 am. I had an issue with my passport here at the Mumbai airport. The security / customs guy said my passport was "damaged" because the cover was coming off a bit.....he took me back to the boss/interrogation room.

After about 20 minutes and 20 different men coming in and out , staring at me, laughing, speaking Hindi, I finally made it through. Thank you Jesus! The enemy is already working o.t. The main customs inspector looked at me and said "I am going to send you home right now!" It is already obvious that we are supposed to be here.

They said I must go to the American consolate today and see if I can get a new passport. So we are off to do that and buy train tickets for next week.

We were picked up last night by a local pastor named Peter. He is a very humble, kind, Nepalese man. We are going to spend the next couple days with him and visit his church and their ministries. They have one that ministers to prostitutes children while the girls are working. The "daycare" is in the slums, and we will have a chance to go be a part of that this evening.

Please continue to pray for us as we pursue God and all of the things He wants to do in and through us here. It is definitely hot, and the smell of India is one that nothing compares too, but I love it!

Until I post again..... Chris


  1. Isn't it just like the enemy to do things that bring fear or try to get us off track. I've been reading a Joyce Meyer's book "The Battle Belongs to the Lord" and the first story she looks at is in 2 Chronicles 20 where Jehoshaphat and God's people are about to be attacked by a bunch of "ites". I love Jehoshaphat's prayer: "... O dear God, won't you take care of them? We're helpless before this vandal horde ready to attack us. We don't know what to do; we're looking to you." As you read the rest of the story, God does bring deliverance. From this story we learn that we must seek God, admit our dependence on Him, take our position (in worship) and the Lord will bring the deliverance. Chris, be strong and courageous in Him. Seek Him, depend on Him, worship Him and WATCH Him work. The adventure is just beginning.... :) Melisa

  2. Awesome! I am so stoked for you guys and will keep praying. I can't wait to hear all about the daycare ministry, I want to be there so badly. Take tons of pictures, enjoy and be so blessed as you pour out Jesus love on other people. Love to you and Rob.

  3. Hey Buddy! you are totally in my prayers! have an awesome adventure! Got to chat with your dad tonight. Hoping to get together with them when they come to Oregon. Love you, bro!