I will be traveling today to India with four others (including 2 from Olmsted Community Church) to begin a mission exploration of that wonderful nation. It will be my first visit to India, though I’m traveling with Rev. Dr. James Vijayakumar who is a seasoned traveler and Indian native, so I’m going with no worries.
Dr. Vijayakumar is an Executive with Global Ministries, the organization that coordinates missions for the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). His area of responsibility includes Southeast Asia, of which India is part. After getting to know Vijay and his work, I once commented that I’d love to travel with him to see India through his eyes. From that, a trip plan was hatched.
We’re going for several purposes: to give encouragement and support to churches and mission projects that our denomination shares partnership with, and to share in the culture, food, history and sights of that beautiful country. We’ll be traveling from Delhi in the north to the very southern tip of the country. I’ll do my best to add some photos and notes here over the next two weeks as we travel. Internet availability is unknown, but we should have access several times during our journey.
Keep us in your prayers.