The India Trip - Learning to Trust God - Part 1
The India Trip - Learning to Trust God - Part 2
Returning from Pakistan by plane, the three of us continued on our odyssey. After landing in Delhi, the next 5 weeks saw us travel by train and spend time encouraging missionaries and churches in Agra, Kanpur, Bhopal, Hyderabad, and Pune. We took all manner of transportation to get to train stations in each city, but didn't miss a single train.
|I'm traveling to the Kanpur train station in a rickshaw.|
|Joanne and David doing laundry in Pune|
We arrived in Mumbai early in the evening, and discovered that the city was under curfew. We couldn't catch a taxi or rickshaw from the domestic airport to the international airport - a rather large problem for us as our flight to London was leaving in a couple of hours later from the international airport that night. The young fellow that David had chatted with on the flight to Pune noticed our concern and asked if he could help. We explained the situation and he offered to give us a ride in his car. We gladly accepted... and then surprise! God showed us just how in control He was of the whole situation. It turned out that this fellow was the son of a famous Indian movie director. His car was a chauffeur driven stretch Mercedes limousine! Of all the ways to wrap up my lesson of trust and travel with God in India. I didn't know until recently that Mercedes means mercy, reward, and/or favour. We put our packs in the trunk and gingerly hopped in the back of that roomy limo, marvelling at God's provision and protection over us. On the way to the international airport, we drove passed full armoured troop carriers, but no one stopped us. Our flight from Mumbai left on time with us on board. We arrived safely home in Dallas 26 hours later.
|I'm playing the guitar, singing Sunday school songs |
for kids in Vidisha (close to Bhopal)
God's message to me: Matthew 6:30-30 "If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met."