What a beautiful time God had planned for me in India.
I was blessed and thankful the Lord gave me the opportunity to be in India for the conference and graduation. I looked forward to meeting faces I had only see in pictures. I was not disappointed. I was humbled and convicted to meet brothers and sisters eager to serve us with their whole hearts, never complaining about anything.
Meeting Suresh and Mercy and Ravi and Shanthi in the US was a blessing, but now I would see them minister, serve and worship the Lord in their environment. What a gift to watch them humbly serve their brethren they dearly love.
The darkness in Lucknow was overwhelming and heavy, but once I entered the gates and courtyard of Bethel Church where Suresh and Mercy faithfully serve, the atmosphere immediately changed. I only spent three days in Lucknow but I will never forget our brothers and sisters in this city. The eyes of these pastors wives sparkled with joy and it was sad to leave Suresh and Mercy and the beautiful sisters I only spent a few days with. Suresh and Mercy always do an amazing job, at the graduation we were blessed as we praised God for what He had done the past five years and will do in the future.
What a delight to then arrive in Hyderabad and see Ravi and Shanthi waiting for us at the airport gates. They greeted us with beautiful flowers and transportation helpers to help us after a long day of travel. I could not wait for the conference to start and was very excited to meet many of the pastors and their wives. The sister greeted us with grace and peace and their smiles were beautiful and contagious. In the middle of her busy week, Shanthi managed to prepare a tasty home cooked meal for all of us on top of all the things she had to do for the conference and graduation. I will never forget the supernatural work of the Holy Spirit that knit my heart together even more with these special brothers and sisters in Hyderabad.
To God be the glory, Great things He is doing in India!!