India 2009

In 2009 five bloggers witnessed firsthand the ministry of Compassion International to the poor in Kolkata, India. Travel across the world with them again through their stories, pictures and videos – and rediscover hope.

Our Trips: India 2009

About This Trip April 24 — May 3, 2009

In 2009 five bloggers witnessed firsthand the ministry of Compassion International to the poor in Kolkata, India. Travel across the world with them again through their stories, pictures and videos – and rediscover hope.

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Time, Please Don't Have Your Way With Me

Thanks for allowing me take a few days before I attempted to put something so indescribable into actual words.  I had to ponder the experience in my heart before I could even think about typing. Good thing I had 36 of hours of travel before me, right?  Friday was the climactic moment of our trip, the day whenCompassion’s child sponsorship program was fully realized and finally personalized for each one of us. We had the incredible opportunity to meet our precious sponsor children in the flesh along with a translator so that we could communicate with them. It was a day filled with laughter and tears. I really had underestimated what this particular day would mean to me.  It was an incredible thing to actually see their faces and to touch their skin.  All of the sudden everything became so very real.  My two India sponsor-kids, Manot and Pramila, along with their two Fathers, had traveled over a day’s journey just to see me.

I have to type it again.  They had traveled over twenty-four hours just to see me. 

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Letters From Mommy

For five years now my family has sacrificed for me to travel the countrysinging and speaking on behalf of Compassion International. This week my wife, Becky, got to meet the children we’ve been working together for all these years.

I hoped Becky would blog something about her experience here in Kolkata this week – that you’d get to read somebody else’s thoughts for a change. But no such luck. “I’m not a writer,” she says over and over again. “I don’t know what to say?”

I tried to compromise. Really, I did. She’s an accountant by training so I made a proposal I thought would play to her strengths. “Look,” I said, “You don’t even have to use words. You could express yourself with a pie chart. Or a spread sheet!”

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Doll

Her name translates to “Doll”, and it fits her well. We started sponsoring Remya when she was 6 years old for our daughter Julia, because they were the same age and we wanted Julia to have a sponsored child. Julia actually asked to sponsor Remya when she heard a Compassion presentation at our church. How could we say no. After today, I believe this was a divine selection and God intended these two girls to have a relationship.

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What Could I Say?

“Mother Teresa and two of her sisters would come to the bridge and find a few children living there.  She would feed them under a tree and teach them A B C and things,” the pastor told us.

“One day it was raining and she came to this office.  She said she didn’t have anywhere to meet with them – Could she use our portico.”

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My Last Post

Seriously.

I have no idea how in the world I am ever going to blog again after a day like today.

I haven’t laughed harder – or cried harder – in my life.

And it all has to do with this little boy.

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Older Posts

A Reminder Of Nothing »

The World On A String »

Speechless »

How Do You Like My House? »

Near to the Brokenhearted »

Into The Marrow »

I Have Been Ridiculed and Lied To »

Looking Into The Eyes of Bondage »

Pass The Biscuits »

The Sounds Of The Child Survival Project »

In His Image »

Village People »

My Worst Road Trip Ever »

Child Survival Program »

Agony and Ecstasy »

Pramanik »

Rinky's Treasures »

Dreamers Dream If They Know They Can »

Universal Language »

God's Shameless Love For The Poor »

Our Boy »

Lakshmi »

Sometimes I’m Miserable, Pitiful, Poor and Blind »

Pride And Prejudice »

Name »

Speechless For The First Time EVER But Compelled To Type »

May I Make A Suggestion To The Bumper Sticker Department? »

70 Left »

6 months of emotions in 1 day overseas »

Darkness Has An Enemy… And She Knows Karate! »

A Much Greater Hunger »

One Life Can Make a Difference »

Henry »

Old Men, Mama T & Little Boys »

In My Head at 33,000 Feet »

Finding Hope In Calcutta »

Here WE Go »

On A Scale Of One To Ten... »

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