Tragedy and Joy
loads to share about India. I think I'll have to do it on a day
by day basis. There was so much we could hardly take it in....sometimes
3 venues a day, so much hardship to pray about, but so much joy
as the children ran up to the cars as we arrived and danced before
the Lord in their glee in the meetings... ...
Your prayers helped
to get us home
for today I want to give thanks to God for answering your prayers.
Many factors could have stopped us getting back. Strikes in Tenali
threatened to stop the train back to Chennai on Monday. Floods
in Chennai were getting really bad until prayer stopped the rain
forecasted to be heavy for another day. Then Kay heard that the
they were stopping flights from Chennai to England yesterday because
of the snow. We only just made it home!!
was able to sleep horizontal on 3 of the 4 flights ( 7 hours to
Bahrain, 6 hours to Madras and then again back). Twice I had 3
seats all to myself. Anita too, who had a sprained ankle, was
able to spread herself. One woman in front of me who had 3 seats
said she could not believe that the flight was underbooked at
this time of the year. What a mighty God we serve!! What He does
for his children is almost incredible. He taught me that all we
need to do is be thankful for his free extravagant gifts to us!!!
God's children revelled
in luxury in Bahrain.
the icing on the cake was this...... We had a 10 hour wait in
Bahrain coming back. They decided to send us... Gudrun, Florence,
Anita and myself to a Hilton type of hotel in the most calm beautiful
architectural vista of the Bahrain Island (Such a contrast to
the dirty loud bustling poverty ridden streets of Chennai we were
experiencing 6 hours before). And so just a few hours before landing
in the snow of England, Anita and I were swimming in a luxury
pool, taking a sauna, sunbathing, sleeping in a top class bedroom
and we all finished this 'dream' off being served in one of the
finest restaurants with the best food I've ever laid my eyes on,
and being taxied by a uniformed chauffeur back to the airport.
All for free!! What a wonderful mighty God we serve!!!! Thank
you once again for your prayers......