Saturday, May 22, 2010

Camp Avalanche

We had an incredible few days with the girls at the camp. God moved in many ways and answered so many prayers. We were high energy from the beginning, with an hour hike into the camp. The girls were amazing and having a great time in nature. So many were picking flowers and taking pictures and laughing along the way.

Each day at camp we had many outdoor games (relay races, team building, etc.), crafts, story times and worship/sharing time around the camp fire.
Impactful highlights: our team unity and bonding, set-apart time with individual girls to hear their stories, the men washing the girls feet on the last day.

There are so many stories to share but an overarching theme that we heard from the girls is that they have never experienced such love and affection before, even from their parents. Also, that they knew God's love because of our love. What a blessing to spend time with them!

Friday, May 14, 2010

More airport pics.

Landed in India!

We're here in Bangalore, India! Just a 5 hour layover and then we're off to our final destination of Ooty :). In tow, we have 12 checked trunks full of camping equipment and supplies for the campground, 10 of us, our personal luggage and seven carts navigating the airport.

Team bonding has occurred over shared
charging stations, snacks and pillows!

Check out the random airport/team shots below! We'll try to fill you in on our travels once we're on the ground in Ooty. Much love from the team!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

On our way!

We are loading the bus and are about to head to the airport. Please be praying for safe travels, that all our luggage arrives with us and that we will be rested and ready to serve once we finally touch-down in India (27 hours later with layovers).

We'll be meeting up with the participants before heading to the camp just a few short days from now. Hopefully, we'll have access to internet and will be able to keep you posted on our happenings along with some photos!

Thanks for partnering with us through prayer.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2 weeks till departure!

Namaste (hello)!

Our team will be heading to India in just 2 weeks! It seems a little unreal, but very exciting!

We will spend our first couple of days in Ooty at the local YWCA, getting to know the Freedom Firm staff and meeting the girls as they trickle in from their long travels. We then journey to camp on Tuesday, May 18th. We will be hiking into our camp site~ (takes about an hour) with the possibility of seeing tigers & panthers...oh my! We will be sleeping in tents or bunkers, with little or no electricity and hot water if we're lucky! Keep us in your prayers....but especially pray for the rescued girls we have the privilege of serving! We will keep you posted once we get there ( granted we have access to a computer).


India Team