Mom, Scott, Jaimie, and I went to Myanmar! Jaimie and I had to leave the country after six months. We couldn’t think of a better place to go than to Myanmar, to visit our awesome friends Judah and Khaw.
While we were there, all four of us spoke at a full day seminar and met so many wonderful people. Judah took us around to different church families’ homes, and Jaimie and I were able to spend time with friends we met last time and share in their successes of life. It was incredible to hear and see what God is doing in Myanmar.
I should say it was as if we were not in India anymore. My mom, Suzie, and my brother, Scott, came to visit us this January! After spending a few days in Nagpur seeing the sites and going on a tiger-less tiger safari, we traveled to Delhi.
Visiting Another Mission
Tina, a great family friend, arrived on Saturday, Dec 7th and all three of us left for the small town the same day. While we were in the small town, we also met up with Jordan (Jaimie’s sister) and her husband John. All three of them came to visit us in Nagpur, too. While we were in the small town, we did many things including spending time with the children, teaching in the local church and watching a Christmas program. We had such a great time.
Ben & Jaimie’s December in Nagpur, India
This month we were invited into the homes of church families, traveled 10 hours by car through rough jungle roads to visit a neighboring mission, were greeted by Jordan, John, and Tina, and participated in many Christmas activities!
Let me write you a story that paints a picture of where Jaimie and I live. Casual photos have been giving you an encompassing sight to see, but I thought today I would fulfill other senses by writing in great detail about a 15 minute walk I had today. Continue reading
I got busy. Relax, everyone. Can you believe it’s been about three weeks since I wrote a blog post? Don’t worry, I will recap everything – and I have videos!
Well, Ben and I enjoyed our first Diwali! This holiday is huge – kind of like Christmas for India. There are colorful lights on houses, candles, artwork, music, sweets everywhere, and people going from house to house “calling on” family and friends (people still do that here and it is really cool!) People light fireworks in the streets… literally, right in the middle of the street. We were told this was a five-day holiday, but celebrations lasted from October 30th until yesterday… I guess people celebrate it on different days here. I got hit by firework shrapnel twice during this holiday, once while riding on the back of the scooter – but we didn’t witness any house fires or injuries!