In April of this year our group of interns here at Fathers House spent 2 weeks on a ‘mission’ trip to India as part of their internship program. They were all asked to write about their experiences, and how the trip had affected them. They are all beautifully written, heartfelt and show their unique perspectives. We would like to share these with you over the next few weeks;
This account was written by Lewie Beecham –
I could sense the passion in the church. The simple, pure love for Him. No agendas, no distractions. People came to the church because they had such a strong desire to draw closer to Him. We went to many different churches while we were out there, and I got the same impression everywhere we went. In a country where false gods are running rampant these people knew their true identities, and held onto it with all they had.
I was very touched when we went to the school. Surrounded by rubble, in an area that almost looked like a warzone, these children, through their innocence, found a way to enjoy life. It was very clear, the impact that we made on the kids. Playing with them in the playground, you could clearly see the enjoyment on their faces. I also loved the relationship between the kids. The older ones looked out for the younger ones, doing up their shirts and shoelaces. It’s a relationship which is seemingly non-existent in our independant, selfish culture and system, especially the education system.
I absolutely loved the food! Our Westernised version of a chicken curry is really, really good – but it’s nothing like the amazing, tasty curries that we tried over in India. I didn’t know there were so many different ways of cooking rice, but I know that I can never eat plain white rice ever again!