My first 4 days in India have been incredibly full, and the Lord has been so near. Corey and I arrived safely and have enjoyed good health. Another friend, Rachel (upper right in pic) also arrived a day after us. She will be staying a full year of ministry, so these first 6 weeks of the three of us together are very special. Manohar and Sneha (left side) are our cooperatives here in India- they love the Lord a lot, and are super fun, spunky, and wonderful to work with.
I've been able to teach Bible classes to Manohar and Sneha, which is my all-time favorite thing to do! I am walking with them through a particular approach to studying the Bible, that slows the reader down and offers a series of steps to walk through, before interpretation of a text takes place.
They’re practicing making observations on a passage, asking questions, outline, doing word studies, identifying key words and verses… all before arriving at the place where they can make interpretations about what God is like, a timeless truth about humanity, or a moral imperative that’s communicated in a passage. We’ve had a great time together in our classes!
Today after we enjoyed a restful Sunday morning together, they took us to an open plaza to join thousands of people in watching the 'world cup' of all cricket games- India vs. Pakistan! It was so entertaining to be part of the crowd.