Monday, 28 February 2011
Ashish and Megan arrived on Feb 24th
Their train was late but they got here safely
Family and friends want to see
their photos so I am
sharing them for everyone
The train bearing our guests was late
and while I waited for it to arrive
I took some photos '
Indian Railways is the world 's longest and the most largest and complicated train systems. Many books have been written about it. People come to Indian as train tourists. Its a good way to travel and you can see a lot of India from the train. There are some luxury tourist trains too where you are treated like a Maharajah.
I love the little toy trains which take you into the mountains.
And finally this is the train which brought Ash and Megan to us.
Posted by Amrita at Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, 26 February 2011
Monday, 21 February 2011
The young and the old publicly confessed their faith.
Below are photos of the OM book table.
And the English choir..
Enjoy the 2 short videos I have posted.
The students had a missions stall where
they were selling various food item and snacks with tea
to raise money to support evangelists.
I bought momos, vadas, Korean pancakes
and poori kebabs help with
the fund raising.
They all we delicious.
My nephew and friend Megan are having a good time
with my sister Namrita and family
in the North East.
They will be arriving in Alld.
on Thurs (24th ) morning.
We are so excited and
I am busy preparing to welcome them.
Please pray for my sister Sonia
She has bronchitis with a painful ear
and maybe the onset of diabeties.
She wants to see nephew Ash, but
she has to be fit to travel.
Prayers for her healing are needed.
Namrita also needs prayers, she has
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
I don 't watch the Grammy Awards but the eggcellent
entry of Lady Gaga made me laugh.
I am going to count my pop stars before they are hatched.
You never know who might
land up into your frying pan.
And taking cue from the Lady
a saucy celebrity or two might squeeze out
of my sauce bottle!!!
Oblivious to all
Sheeba is enjoying the sunshine.
Its been rather warm the past few days.
But we 've had rain in our state
which has brought down the temp.
Today is cloudy and cool.
Ash and Megan are crossing the Atlantic -
Kolkata in a few hours!
Posted by Amrita at Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, 14 February 2011
great fan of Valentine' s Day.
Love means never having to say 'HappyValentine 's Day ' So says Seema Goswami and I somewhat agree with her.
Well first of all there is the sheer pressure of it. All the entire world seems to become a part of a giant global conspiracy to turn 14th Feb. into a day for celebrating romantic love , sh e says.Read the rest of her article entitled BIN THE RED ROSES.
In case you think I am the Grinch who stole Valentine 's Day I am sharing my lovely V roses from my garden.
Had a very peaceful and happy day today. Applied henna to my hair and paid some bills. Now I am going to make minestrone soup for supper.
Tomorrow my nephew Ashish (Ash for short) and his friend Megan are going to begin the first leg of their journey to India from Canada. They will arrive in Kolkata Wed 16th midnight. From their they will fly to the NE to visit my sister Namrita and then come to Alld. on Feb 24th. We all are so excited. And I am busy preparing.
Megan is a Navigator' s missionary in Ottawa. This is her first trip to India. I am really interested to know how she will react and what her observations and experiences will be on the short trip. I am making so many plans to give Ash & Megan a good time and also ensure their comfort and safety in an environment which is so different from theirs.
I 've had many foreigners -missionary friends come and stay with us.but they were well settled in India and knew how to take care of themselves etc. Megan is brand new - , hope she will have a positive experience.
Please pray for Ash and Megan as they begin their journey tomorrow.
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Yesterday I attended a Christian Rock Music concert called Redemption II. It was organized by a group of University students who call themselves Youth Arise.
The first artist was Benny Prasad from Bangalore. (Check his linked website) He has a world record for visiting 245 countries in a very short time. You can read his powerful testimony on his website.
This 35 year old man suffers from a rare disease. 60 % of his lungs were damaged and he has arthritis - he said his fingers were broken. Doctors told him he would die at the age of 16. Discouraged and disheartened with life he was contemplating suicide when he met God and he was healed and blessed with the gift of music.
His scientist father hated and abused Benny because he was not doing well in his studies and was a failure in life. He could not accept his weak son.
At this point of his testimony Benny said something which touched my heart. He said his father was good in his own way (because all parents want their children to do well in life) but he was not right because he rejected his useless sick son. That struck a chord in my heart.
Parents can be good but not right. Indian parents specially should pay heed to this. Children are put under undue academic and other pressure to succeed in life and fulfil their dreams and ambitions.
Now Benny is the pride of not only his family but also India as he travels all over the world sharing his testimony and playing his custom made guitar for the glory of God. He has performed with the top musicians of the world.
He has played at the Viking Festival in Norway. The FIFA World Cup and the Greece Olympics. What a life! I relate with Benny specially because of his physical challenges.
Another group called Adonai led us in worship both in English and Hindi.
There were close to a thousand people in the audience. Mostly college students.
Everybody was enjoying the soul stirring music.