Archive for April, 2010

India Outreach Newsletter No. 3

Posted in Life/Stories on April 30, 2010 by lspray

My India outreach team is comprised of some amazing people. All of whom have different stories and different perspective on this journey. Luckily, some of these people are also really gifted with putting a newsletter together! So here is your chance to get a quick update, some pictures, and some highlights from the heart and through the words of the people who I’m lucky enough to share this experience with:

click here

and enjoy.

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India Outreach Newsletter No. 2

Posted in Life/Stories on April 30, 2010 by lspray

My India outreach team is comprised of some amazing people. All of whom have different stories and different perspective on this journey. Luckily, some of these people are also really gifted with putting a newsletter together! So here is your chance to get a quick update, some pictures, and some highlights from the heart and through the words of the people who I’m lucky enough to share this experience with:

click here

and enjoy.

India Outreach Newsletter No. 1

Posted in Life/Stories on April 30, 2010 by lspray

After a good amount of tinkering, I finally found out a way to (sort of) upload our outreach teams’ newsletter onto this blog!

My India outreach team is comprised of some amazing people. All of whom have different stories and different perspective on this journey. Luckily, some of these people are also really gifted with putting a newsletter together! So here is your chance to get a quick update, some pictures, and some highlights from the heart and through the words of the people who I’m lucky enough to share this experience with:

click here

and enjoy.

A quick update!

Posted in Life/Stories on April 27, 2010 by lspray

Man! I am really bad at updating this sucker huh?

Ok, so, I’ll give you a quick update now and hopefully a more detailed one later on this week. Also, we have a newsletter that we’ve been putting out for outreach, and I am trying to figure out a way to get it from my email to my blog.

Stay tuned.

Ok, so, the first two weeks that we were in India we worked at an orphanage in Pune. It was an amazing experience to just get to sit and play and hang out with the kids there.

Then we boarded a train, and took a 27 hour train ride (in a non-air conditioned car) to Delhi, India.

We spent about a week in the center of town living at a backpackers hotel. It was an amazing time to see the city and build relationships with some other people who were traveling the world.

Since then we have been staying in Faridabad, which is a suburb of Delhi. Through a random chain of events we met Joshua David, who is a televangelist for CBN, who’s show gets seen by 70 million people daily. And no that is not a typo. He is one of the most amazing people that I have ever met, as well as being incredibly humble. Sometimes its hard to believe that 70 million people see him by day when he sleeps on his roof with us by night.

Anyways, we are working in the schools and the slums here though contacts that Joshua has, and so far we’ve been enjoying that!

More to come!

-Luke

In India!

Posted in Life/Stories on April 11, 2010 by lspray

So we’re here! Finally!

Right now im sitting in a smelly internet cafe with a malfunctioning spacebar.

We’re currently being orientated and working at an orphanage here in Pune.

Soon we’ll be headed to Delhi where we’ll spend the majority of our time.

Thats all for now!

Updates Below!

Posted in Life/Stories on April 5, 2010 by lspray

So if you scroll down I’ve posted numerous updates! I hope you enjoy them and I’d love to hear your responses. Tomorrow morning we leave for India so who knows when I’ll be able to check this again!

A couple of things…

I’ve posted my India Support Letter under the Pages section on your right. The formatting isn’t working correctly, but I’d still love for you to check it out!

Prayer requests: I still am trying to raise funds, so I could definitely use prayer about that! I mentioned the “fog” I’m in below, and I could use prayer for that as well. Also below I wrote about internship and I could use prayer for that too! So thanks!

Lastly, I know I know I know that I have been talking about a photo album forever! And I REALLY want to be able to put one on here, but so far none of the internet connections I’ve had recently have allowed me the opportunity, but at some point….I will! I’m determined! In the meantime, feel free to check out the pictures that are uploaded to my Facebook, as well as checking out the journey’s of my friends who’s blogs I’ve liked on the right as well! So yeah, check it out!

See you in India!

Thailand Pt. 2

Posted in Life/Stories on April 5, 2010 by lspray

So! Tonight is our last night in Thailand, and technically I should probably already be in bed since our flight to India is early tomorrow morning.

I wanted to share alil bit about what has been going on this week.

Its been an amazing time to just relax and think through all that has happened over the past 3 months. Its been a good time to just be. To just process through things.

This last week we’ve been here in Thailand just waiting to get our visa’s for India. I’ve been getting REALLY antsy in preparation for India, but being here for a week has been really good. We’ve gotten a taste (and what a delicious taste it was!) of another culture, we’ve got to meet some rad YWAM teams from all over the world, and we’ve gotten to take part in some of the ministry that’s going on here in Thailand.

How I’m processing things is something that I can, and will be able to write more about later, but I’d love to share a couple of things that I’ve learned about the culture of Thailand!

1. Thailand is like one gigantic Costco. Everything is ridiculously cheap, so cheap that I continually have to tell myself “I don’t need that!” and more realistically “I don’t have the money for that!” over and over again because if not I would just buy a ton of stuff!

2. The food here is DELICIOUS. I’m surprised I’m not the fattest kid in Thailand yet. In San Francisco I lived a couple of blocks from what was considered the best, most authentic Thai place in town, and every place we’ve been to so far has put that place to shame! Plus, they serve delicious desserts here, I’ve taken mental notes and mental recipes from watching street vendors, and when I get back…I will be making delicious desserts. Count on it.

3. Animals! There are animals galore here. The dogs are the size and shape of small bears. They sell and serve everything from turtles to frogs to eels (all live I might add) for dinner in the market. They were selling owls in a market we went to earlier in the week, and just last night a lady had a “dog purse” with no dog, so we pointed to it and asked, and so she pulls, out of her fanny pack, now get this, she pulls out a baby flying squirrel. Hands down the coolest (and softest) pet I’ve ever seen.

Last but not least, I’ve never had any real desire to come to Thailand. When I got the chance to go to Africa a couple of years back I jumped at it, because I had ALWAYS wanted to go to Africa. With Thailand I never really had that desire. But now that I’m here its great! I love Thailand! And I would just like to thank all of you who (inadvertently) have made this possible. It has really been amazing!

That is all I’ll share for now, but be aware…I have a crazy Thailand riverboat story that I’ll be sure to share in the future!