Monday, November 2, 2009

So much to say

Well, We have made it through another day in what I like to call " the ends of the earth". If you have never been here, or a place like this, it is really hard to understand it through a blog. It is a completely different world over here.
We are currently in Kochi, which if you look on the map it is on the east coast towards the very south tip of India. We were in Bangalore for 48 hours, and 24 of those hours were not too thrilling.
Rob and I ate the same things, drank the same "bottled" water(but for those of you who have seen slumdog millionare, you know bottled doesnt always mean its the first time....), and around 10 pm of the night we got there , "it" began... I will spare you the details, but let's just say I almost moved my mattress into the bathroom for the evening. Praise God though, I am well, and we are having a great time.
We arrived here(Kochi) last night, and were picked up at the airport by an "ambassador" . I guess its one of the few good things the British left here. It is a taxi, but it looks like an old Jag or something. The a.c was a surprise and a blessing, because the humidity was an even bigger surprise. It is way hot here, and stankin humid! God Bless the high mountain desert of Idaho!
We are working with YWAM here in Kochi. We are teaching/leading worship for the S.O.E.P(school of evangelism and pioneering). We had class this morning and service tonight and it has been "so good". (ps i just cocked my head to the right one time as I said so good.. When in rome:)
We are staying with a Jewish family from Colorado who have welcomed us very graciously. We will be here until Sunday night, when we leave for Hydrebad .
Rob and I are clicking very well, and working awesome together. It is like we have known each other forever. The worship and the teaching is seamless, and it is only by God's grace that this is true.
I know I am forgetting so many things. I wish I could have a camera follow me like Man vs Wild so you could see the adventure we are on. Actually a huge beattle just flew in the room and landed next to me as I was typing that. I guess we could have had some footage of "dinner":) .
I will hopefully post soon, but in the meantime, please continue to pray for us. Pray for the students to receive all that we have brought and prepared for this week. Pray for continued unity for Rob and I. Also, health and protection are always a need.
I leave you with this verse as my request....
"Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth , words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly as I should. " In His strength, power and grace, Chris

1 comment:

  1. BRO! I'm happy to hear you're feeling better. I will pray that you continue to return to complete health. I was SO SAD I missed both of your calls today! I was in a meeting, and couldn't believe it was your voice on the message! Thanks for calling, and please know that I miss you and love you so much! I'm encouraged to hear how GOD is using you and Rob as a team...He's pretty faithful like that. Know we are cheering you on from the other side of the world...Love you. H