Filed under Uncategorized

The Last Few Days

The Last Few Days

The last few days came and went so fast.  I’m already back in Canada and sorting through my pictures.  This is such a lovely picture of two kids enjoying a book in the library.  I see a steady improvement in the school each time I go back due the continued work of staff and volunteers. … Continue reading

First Days of School

First Days of School

I arrived in Kochi on Sunday, May 29 in the evening without a hitch, then sailed through immigration which has been simplified with the new eTV (Electronic Tourist Visa) which began just before my last visit.  I picked up some kind of traveller’s bug along the way so felt somewhat unwell for the first week. … Continue reading

Flights are booked

Flights are booked

  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 … Continue reading

Doorways of Hope

Doorways of Hope

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 … Continue reading

Praise

Praise

I mentioned last week that Sunny, a key person here at Rehoboth, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  He is known as “Sunny Chettan” which means older brother.  He does so much around here administratively and is a much-loved and appreciated member of staff.  Through connections, he was able to be admitted to the … Continue reading

Family Matters

Family Matters

It was sad news to receive just after arriving in India that Alison’s Father had passed away.  Her family is in the UK, and while his health was poor from a brain bleed recently, it was unexpected that he died quite so suddenly.  Again it seems we are ocean’s apart when these things happen.  We … Continue reading

Crossroads

Crossroads

        Our “Journey to Kerala” – as I’ve labelled the blog – has indeed been that!  In some ways it’s hard to imagine that just over a year ago Alison and I made our first trip to India for a holiday.  Our stop at Rehoboth in Thrissur began that journey, with me … Continue reading

Treasure in Jars of Clay

Treasure in Jars of Clay

      We just received news on Friday by email that my application for an OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) visa was not approved.  This was disappointing and a bit disheartening.  As I began the blog Alison and I were talking about how to communicate this.  The verse that came to us is the … Continue reading

God’s Masterpiece

God’s Masterpiece

Rehoboth International School recently celebrated Annual Day with the theme God’s Masterpiece.  The picture shows all of the current staff, and you can see some of the kids performing in the pictures below. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Ephesians 2:10 I … Continue reading

What Lies Ahead?

What Lies Ahead?

So many times the words keep pointing in the right direction like a compass, but when I look at the scenery it doesn’t look different.  I was reading Psalm 37 today and also saw this quote from CS Lewis on Facebook. “There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind” CS Lewis “Delight … Continue reading