We encouraged each other from the Word, sang worship songs, and prayed together. It was a great time of fellowship. We specifically prayed for the change that God has encouraged us toward - change to be bolder, have more faith, pray more, and love more.
Our motto on this trip has been "Just the way we like it." Brian encouraged us from Romans 12 that the Christian life should be
- Lived on the alter. We should always have a "that's just the way I like it" attitude.
- Lived on assignment. India was/is just a small piece of our assignment, and now we go back to the rest of our day-to-day assignment to live for Jesus.
As a final celebration, the Compassion staff took us to Ivory Kitchen restaurant for an amazing Indian buffet lunch. We have seen the poverty of India, now we got a chance to taste the amazing opulence of India.
We ate and ate and ate. And now we get on an airplane to Delhi, and then at 1:30 am, get on our airplane from Delhi to Chicago. We all miss Wisconsin - we miss our families and homes. We miss the snow... er... maybe not.
We thank God for all of you who have been praying for us. Praise God for the 16 decisions that were made for Christ this week, the amazing relationships that have been formed, and the fact that none of our team members got sick at all. God is so good; his mercies are new every morning.
Our trip may be over, but this amazing journey has only begun...