Today (Friday) we left the school to head to Kolkata. All the girls were on vacation, but many of them came back to say goodbye. Many of them cried and kept saying things like "Don't forget us." "Keep praying for us." "Come back to visit soon!" We have only been gone for 2 hours, and I'm already missing them. Every single one of those girls had some kind of impact on me. I am so thankful for them and the opportunity to meet them.
Our new year's eve was awesome. We did a fun skit, played games and danced a lot! They all said that this was the best Christmas and New Years they've ever had, and we have to come back every year to plan...I'm not sure my family will agree to that. :) Thanks to everyone who has been praying while I've been gone. My flight leaves Saturday at 8:30 p.m., India time. I'll be at SFO on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. CA time. I'm looking forward to the 20 hour flight, so I can reflect on everything. God reaffirmed a lot of things for me...but more to come on that later. Can't wait to come back and blog all the awesome stories.
Keep praying for:
-safety while traveling
-my 8.5 hr layover in Dubai. They are giving me a hotel, but it's a little scary going out by myself at 1 a.m.
-The 30 girls from Maranatha school, while they are on vacation this weekend. Home life is rough for them. Often they are without food or shelter.
talk to you all soon!
P.S. Grandma...as soon as I get home, I'm cooking chicken every night, and posting them all here. :-p
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