It’s good to be back in India! We arrived this week in advance of the mission team. Ten youth and adults from a church in Virginia are coming to serve with us this week. We also have three Back2Back interns and two additional Back2Back staff on this trip. We are looking forward to what God has planned for us and the needy children in the rural areas around Hyderabad.
This month’s activities will take place at two of the children’s homes served by Back2Back India. We will have a good dose of “kid time” with crafts and games. The children have prepared special singing and dancing for us.
Part of the time we will spend at the schools, seeing the importance of education and maybe even being “substitute teachers” for a couple of classes!
Work projects will depend on the rain, availability of supplies and present needs at the children’s home.
There are always plenty of needs. A likely highlight of the trip will be a special musical concert from the members of our church band in Hyderabad who will travel to the children’s home to perform. The kids cannot wait (and neither can I)!
Currently, Hyderabad is averaging temperatures cooler than Cincinnati. But it is monsoon season and we have experienced heavy nightly rainfalls. Our prayers are with our staff, interns and guests in Monterrey where they received “monsoon-like” rains from Hurricane Alex. Thank you for your prayers for the team coming to India and the work we’ll do this month. Look for upcoming blog posts about the trip.