So the final count of pictures and videos that were taken on the 2015 India trip is…4,325. Wow!! That is a lot of memories to share with you all! I thought I would make a post of almost all pictures since that is my favorite part of any blog post. 🙂 Hope you enjoy them! – Joy
Unloading at the airport
On our first plane headed for India.
Waiting for our luggage to come in Dehli. PTL it all made it safely!
Our last place heading to Coimbatore. I had the privilege of sitting by this believer and his family. It was such a blessing to talk to them!!
Loading up to head to the hotel after arriving in Coimbatore. It was so great to see the Rajans!!
Supper with the Rajans
The children at Agape Home welcoming us when we arrive for morning worship on Sunday.
Vijay Kumar, one of the “graduates” of Agape Home teaching the boys before the morning worship service. It is so great to see the children serving the Lord as they grow older! Vijay Kumar is in Bible Collage and will be graduating May 2016.
Walking into the mountain village where there is a house church. WE had the privilege of being part of one of their worship service.
Inside the house church. We counted 45 people in this 12×12 room plus more outside.
Skyping with our families and church family. The timing worked out so that we could talk during lunch at church so we had quite a few church members come and go through out the conversation. It was so great to see them all!
A shot of some of the people that popped in and out of our skype call. If you are wondering why the camera is on a plate it is so help amplify the sound. 🙂
Shopping/Exploring trip on Monday morning
Moving to Agape Home for the week of the conference
The men from Odisha arriving. There were so many Paul rented a bus to bring them from the bus station. These men traveled almost 48 hours to attend the conference.
Playing “toss the towel” with the boys and trying to memorize their names with the game of “Do you Like your Neighbor?”
First lesson on Revelation taught by Pastor Ike and then interpreted by Nehemiah and Paul into Odiya and Tamil.
Grace teaching the first lesson on Joseph to the kids during the kids session. Our interpreter was Gilbert for most of 2 of the days and Sarah interpreted for 1 of the days.
Making bracelets with the ladies during a rain storm. This was a blessed time of fellowship and connection!
Playing games. Such fun times!!
Joshua, Joy & Grace singing for one of the conference sessions.
Baptism Service at the end of the conference. There were 7 people baptized. One of them was Christopher who has lived at Agape Home for quite a few years. He is now in college.
Feetwashing during the communion service.
Joy riding “shotgun” in the Rajan’s car for the trip South. We all got a turn and wow is that a different feeling riding in what we know as the “driver’s seat”
Sarah, Grace, Joshua & Paul with the believers that were baptized in Cholapuram.
Offering during the service at Cholapuram
Medical clinic that was held at Torbay House for the people of the surrounding village. We had over 250 people come through.
Paul & Sarah sponsors of the medical outreach with Joshua & Benny, the pharmacists, in the background.
Gilbert, the Rajan’s son who just graduated from medical school checking the breathing of this child.
Sarah loving on the girls from Torbay House during the medical clinic. Those kids all LOVE Paul & Sarah!
I got to hang out with the girls of Torbay House after they were done going through the Medical Clinic. We made bracelets and played games.
After the medical clinic we invited the 2 woman doctors that helped with the medical clinic to come play games with us. Our rooms were right beside each other in the hotel. This was a lot of fun!
Joshua teaching the children at Torbary House the story of Joshua and the walls of Jericho during their VBS.
Shopping trip with the Rajans. Gilbert and Joshua had fun picking out shirts for each other…very tiny shirts. 🙂
Prayer before saying goodbye to Benny when we had to drop him off at college.
Shopping trip for Saris with Sarah. So many beautiful choices to choose from!
Hugs and goodbyes at the airport.
The hardest part of going is saying goodbye. We all became so close!
Here are 3 excited faces to be touching down in the USA!
First text message to our families!
When we tried to get on the tram in Chicago to go to our next gate, it was really full. As we were trying to squish ourselves on, the doors started to close and Grace got left behind. Oops!! This picture is after we were reunited at the end of the line. 🙂
Many hugs as we greeted our families at Cleveland Hopkins.