Eight days ago I arrived in India with a team from my hospital to provide medical care and education to rural villagers around the city of Machilipatnam, India. I leave for the train to Chennai tonight at 5:00. I believe that the trip had significant impact and after hearing Dr. Rajesh Paul's vision for the Christian Medical Center and Nursing School, I am more committed that ever to help make it a reality. This is a wonderful strategy for transforming this part of India under the direction of God's Spirit. Sometimes you have to just step into something you don't understand and learn as you go. In God's economy we never see the end from the beginning. If we think we do, it becomes an opportunity (a jarring one) for God to teach us a lesson about faith. Life with God is "stranger than fiction."
I am looking forward to being with my wife in a few days. My next cross-cultural mission experience will be in her company.
On another topic, I'd reccomend the writing of two new authors:
Science Fiction -- James Sawyer
Thrillers -- James Rollins