Hello friends and family! Time for a #ThrowBackThursday. I realized that I never posted about the activities of our Summer Missions Team from June. SO much happened during that time, and I wasn't able to keep up with my personal blog as well as the Hope for People blog. Our plate was full with Youth Outreach programs, teacher training, Medical Camps with Simpson University nurses, and a Pastor's Conference. Rather than trying to describe everything with words, I’ll give you a
My last post was about freedom and patriotism, but it was so full that I did not get a chance to share with you about my end-of-the-month events. Keep reading! I had the honor to sing the Indian National Anthem and the American National Anthem for the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, chief guests, and Mori villagers at the Smart Village Open Innovation Forum Hackathon. Carly and I tagged along with the Smart Village team for these events in both Vijayawada and Mori village.
A swarm of students surrounded me, hands extended ready to shake my hand, wishing me a “Happy Independence Day, Miss!” The students looked radiant in their white uniforms and Indian flag accessories. Some dressed up as the freedom fighters, and some older girls wore beautiful, brightly colored half-sarees. A feeling of joyful pride filled the campus as we shared sweets, took selfies, and prepared for the school’s events. I helped the students prepare their song and dance perf