And there I will give her her vineyards and make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. Hosea 2:15
It is with great hope that I left Rehoboth last week, not that I was leaving, but I was anticipating the next time I can get on a plane bound for Kerala. Doorways can be thought of as both a protection as well as an access. I had been talking with the older girls Bible study group on the previous Sunday about the gate in the wall of Jerusalem called the “Needle Gate” which Jesus refers to when talking about how difficult it is the for the rich to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I contrasted this with the story of Zaccheus, a rich man, who gave up his possessions to the poor and repaid those he had cheated. If you ever go to Fort Kochi there are so many interesting old doors. I took this picture on my last day as I walked the streets to buy some spices to bring back with me. The evocative smell of curry will be there to remind me of Kerala.
To update you on Sunny Chettan, he was recovering remarkably and was discharged. But he is now back in the hospital due to some problem that is being investigated, hopefully, a minor one. Keep praying for his complete recovery!
The last week at Rehoboth was hectic as three weeks is always too short a stay. However, the essentials were complete and the week ended with an Elocution contest in English for which I was one of the judges. Here are some pictures of the school and a few videos to give you a better feel of school life.