Lord is saying. I am close by, do not worry, I am
still your stay and your fortress. All around I am protecting
you. You have no need to fear. But why is fear looming large?
I tell you that the enemy of your soul is after something.....
to take some ground..... Some ground you have recovered recently.
Stay firmly on that ground you have won back, by your decision
to trust in My word. It is very important for the future, for
your sake and others..
in India...... Goodbye to Tenali !!!!!
....Sunday 13th December 09
Our last afternoon in Tenali was quite
emotional. We went to Brother Raju's for lunch. As Anita writes
"After lunch Anupama's Mum came over and she gave her life
to the Lord, which was really good. Anupama must have been very
happy to know that her Mum will be with her for all eternity.
Praise the Lord!!...... The children gave us flowers. We prayed
for Raju and his beautiful wife Anupama and his gorgeous children
Reney and Joy" ... there were quite a few tears.
We headed back to the hotel where
I had my third shock. The bottle of homemade lemonade I had made
when I first arrived and couldn't eat anything exploded with such
force that I think it could have had us arrested. Its a good job
I didn't take it on the plane back, before trying to open it.
It must have been the cayenne pepper I'd added!!..... Better not
give anyone ideas.... its explosive stuff!!!
Pastor Enoch, Raju and Prakesh came to pick us up and took us
shopping in a bargain basement store. It was so hot and humid
but we were there for about an hour and a half. Gudrun was getting
all the shop assistants saved. One particular girl who was already
saved was so delightful... she said she would never forget us
and would pray for us always. We went back to the hotel to finish
off our packing.
Brother Raju rang us at 5 am to wake
us. They all came over to say goodbye . Raju, Anupama, Reney and
Joy, Sabu (our taxi driver), Enoch and Prakesh. It was a work
of art the way they got us and our luggage to the station, in
a matter of minutes, between them, the taxi and a motorbike.
Sabu .... Prakesh..... Raju....... Enoch
Anita writes "I am going to really
miss them so much.. they have been so wonderful to us, no one
could have been so better looked after than we have been these
past few weeks.
Shirley..... Anita..... Florence........Gudrun
It was touch and go this morning whether
the train would be able to take us. Because of the strikes in
Tenali there was a real threat of our journey being cancelled.
But we prayed and everything went ok. Brother Raju and Enoch came
with us on the train to Chennai to hand us and our luggage safely
to Joshua just as Raju had promised at the beginning, ..... that
he would keep us safe and we would not have to worry or fear about
anything. Anita writes.." I am really so very sad to leave
and I know that a piece of my heart will always be in Tenali and
if God can work it out .. I will be back!!!
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