Here’s a recent picture of the two of us.
In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Proverbs 3:6 TLB
At the moment, it’s just me making a three or four-week trip each year to India about this time of year. Our current challenges for going together for an extended period means that we stay connected with Rehoboth, praying that God will open the door at some point. I was reading this verse in Proverbs from a daily devotional called “Jesus Today” by Sarah Young which I highly recommend. Putting God first is a daily walk and not one I’m good at. I was reminded of the song “This is the day that the Lord has made”, and thinking about the fact that it’s about finding God in the day.
Right now it’s school holiday time in Kerala. April and May are the hottest months of the year with little or no rain. Power outages are frequent. This was when we would stay in the “hill stations” of the Nilgiris. As a family, we usually stayed in Montauban, a guest house for missionaries. It was a good time for refreshment and community.
My year has been very busy with a change of position back here in Canada to work with Ascend Online, a distance learning school based in Kamloops. The good part of working with an online school is being able to work from a distance, and therefore being able to return to India at the start of their school year. School begins June 1 and so I will be there a few days before that to connect with the staff of the school and the others at Rehoboth.
With each year, the school goes through changes and the hardest challenge is to get accredited. There’s a long list of requirements, and slowly things are being worked out. My part in the startup has been to help build up the team of staff, help with organizational decisions, and ensure the technology is working for the year. As in other years, I will take along a Mac Mini to add to the collection for their computer lab.
Follow along as I post updates. I leave Vancouver on Friday, May 27th.