Since the past two days I was thinking about
carol singing during my healthy younger days.
It was an exciting Christmas activity.
Much planning and preparation went
into it. Practicing the songs and informing
families when we would visit them. Many times
it was a surprise visit and people didn' t mind.
After we sang for them people offered us Christmas cake
and goodies. So it was a series
of parties. Once I remember we went to
rich aristocratic Christian homes
and each one of them tried to outdo
one another other with the goodies they placed before us.
We had a gala time.
Most of these girls have recently come to Christ.
We hugged each on e them warmly.
David had a word of encouragement for
us from Psalm 2 and Diana prayed
We were so blessed by this surprise.
All our loneliness vanished.
Diana' s beautiful girls.
On the extreme right is a visiting friend.
I have loads of work to do in the house
and I am doing it slowly . My knees are bad these days and I get tired
with the normal housework.
Its wonderful how God fulfills our desires.
Mama wanted to have both our church
gates painted, but we did not have
any money for it.
I told her to wait and see what we could do.
Good old semi- barter system worked.
Our head painter Pradeep wanted to buy
a couch and 2 chairs which we did not want anymore.
They were in good condition,, but we
sold them to him for a very low price and
some fuel wood too. And in exchange he
will paint both the gates for free.
As a thank you present he
brought us fresh river fish
which I fried for dinner tonight.
God is good.
All the time.
Its past 11 pm.
I hung up the living room curtains while watching TV.
I like watching social dramas or situations I can
somewhat relate to.
I am watching serials based on the
life of a physically disadvantaged girl,
a woman fighting for justice and empowerment
and a family comedy about a girl married
into a family of just men (5 of them) and
no women...a lone woman
in a man' s world.
I prefer the
whole drama to end in one episode, but
that seldom happens.
Please pray for us.
Mama has some important business
at a bank. Three times we have filled
forms but they got rejected - some minor glitch.
I am trying afresh.
I will first show the papers
to the manager and get his approval,
then I will take Mama to sign them before him.
I also have take Mama to a government office
which is on the 6th floor.
They have an elevator but Mum can' t climb the steps leading up to it
Fortunately the officials are very kind
and they agree to come down and
meet her in the parking lot.
Please pray that it all