Saturday, June 21, 2008

Kids Camp

First of all I know these shots are sepia and look sad and depressing but these last three days were anything but that. The last three days we have been going and having kids camp. We play games with them and tell them stories and do some sort of craft with them. They are so much fun and are so happy. I have been so blessed to be in the midst of India's future and been able to give some much needed love to them. Enjoy.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jules, me and Taj

We took a little trip to Agra yesterday and saw Taj. It was really incredible. Here are some shots. Enjoy.
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

A really long post.

Okay so this is going to be a really long post, which will consist mostly of photos so it shouldn't be too bad.
Alright, I have been in country for two weeks or so and have just experienced some life changing things. I got to attend a conference that took place at the Indian Institute of Advance Study in a little mountain town called Shimla (which took 7 hours by car to get there...makes for an awful 7 hours in the back of a crowded car). It was a beautiful place as you can tell from the pictures and it made me think of Harry Potter. Here are some photos from our trip.
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a very cool man
Here are some shots of Shimla. This is a cool scooter.
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This is the Institute.
A little girl and her mother.
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This is Zack, he is a cool guy.
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I have learned so much from this cant help but love him.
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Okay part two of this really long post. These are just a few shots from around Delhi and other places we have visited.
This is India Gate.
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These are some orphans in Trilok Puri.
Dance party with some of the orphans.
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A local market.

Saturday, June 07, 2008


Hey everyone, so we have been here for two days now and have gotten to see some pretty interesting stuff. Yesterday, we went to the Hanuman temple (who is the monkey god). We walked around inside the temple and just observed people worshiping, it was really strange, there was just this darkness there that is indescribable and those who have been know what I am trying to talk about. There was an urgency and everyone was just trying to get through quickly. There were gurus sitting around in this trans, and they would offer advice to people who needed it. Idols littered the walls and people would stare and touch them with the hope that they would receive a blessing. It was a dark and empty place filled with people who are desperately seeking.
I say this all not to paint a negative picture of these people but to try to paint a picture of the reality of what it is like to be in a country that is not only controlled by this religion but oppressed, and it overflows into every aspect into their culture. They are a beautiful people full of disparity, just like you and I.
I love this place and can't wait to tell people what we are seeing.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

we made it...almost

Well, we made the first leg of the trip, a 14 hour was neat. We are in the Hong Kong airport waiting for our next flight. So far I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this airport. Here's why. First they have free wi fi, second in the bathrooms I kinda freaked out because they didnt have the little sanitary paper thingys, but after investigating I noticed that they have like purel for put some stuff on some tp and wipe it down...Ive never felt so safe in my life. I will post soon.
P.S. That is my friend Ally in the photo.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

getting away

I am off to South Asia today. It couldn't be a better time to go. I am all ready and finally got a hold of some Malaria pills...close one. I still have to buy some linen pants, but other than that I am good to go. The ipod is charged, the camera is ready, passport is in hand, my new 40$ on sale Nothface bag is packed with t-shirts and plenty of boxers to get me through heat and humidity, and all the fun things that sweat...sorry. I am really excited to see what God does in a short three weeks. I know it will be great. I will post soon.