Back in India – Week 1

Back in India – Week 1

        Well, I’m back in India for 2 1/2 weeks and hit the ground running.  I have been doing about 2 or 3 hours of workshops every morning starting on Wednesday, the day after I arrived.  This will continue next week, with school starting up on June 2nd the following week.  When … 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

Christmas Blessings

Christmas Blessings

2013 has been an interesting year.  Starting with our trip to India in January, my first trip back since 1973 and Alison’s first trip ever, we have been catapulted into a journey to return full-time.  While there, our stop at Rehoboth in Thrissur was a very brief encounter, just two hours, but started us thinking … Continue reading

Preparation

Preparation

The Purple Sunbird was something I remember from childhood.  Out by the back veranda was a passion fruit vine and the Sunbirds would often build a hanging nest with their characteristic little covered porch.  They spend a lot of time building an amazing little abode.  I was thinking about the fact that God our Father … Continue reading

Meanwhile…

Meanwhile…

This is a lovely staff photo taken on Teacher Appreciation Day.  It was encouraging when I saw it posted on FaceBook by one of the staff members.  Great staff and a real willingness to make changes.  It’s been frustrating not to be there to support them better.  My visit in May was very important, and … 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

Be Still

Be Still

Waiting is not easy, as I have discovered the last few weeks.  There are so many uncertainties as we make plans and preparations.  Things that we thought would be easy have turned out to be difficult, things that should be relatively quick are taking a long time, and things that we didn’t expect have come … Continue reading

Final Week and Back to Canada

Final Week and Back to Canada

Sharrianne with “Mummy” who nursed her with a medicine dropper every 10 minutes as an infant, then nurtured her into the lovely girl she is today.  She was born weighing only 800 grams.  She is now in Grade 6 at Rehoboth International School. Went down to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) on the night train Wednesday night.  A quick … Continue reading