Monday, October 27, 2014

Ministry and Mountains!

What a Sunday we had!!  Our first stop was with Shalom Baptist Church and City Baptist Church in Guwahati.  That is also where we had training on Saturday. Brother Siekbert preached a tremendous salvation message and afterwards we had a short time of fellowship.  It was a blessing to spend time with people that are different in language and culture, yet we have the same Holy Spirit living within us.

Immediately after the fellowship time, we went to another church, Kuki Baptist Church.  We arrived after service had begun and departed before it was over, but not before Randy had an opportunity to preach a message on "Does Jesus Know You?"  FirstBible and Trinitarian have just completed the Bible in the Thadu tongue, this is the language of the Kuki people.  A team will be delivering it to the people next month!!  Exciting days!!!! 

When we left the church, we headed to KFC for lunch and then on to the train station.  This was the part of the trip I was dreading the most!  Tammy and I did stick out; it was terribly crowded; and hectic doesn't even begin to describe how we got the mass of luggage and boxes onto the train.  However, it was not as bad as I had planned on.  The other passengers in our area of the train were quite helpful, kind, and generous.  We had sooooo much luggage with the seven of us that we would not have had anywhere to sit had not one of the  families given up one of their bunk spots for part of the luggage.  Once we were settled all was  well and the journey began, but not before Pastor Churo and the men we hired to help  carry the luggage had to jump from the train as it pulled away from the platform!! 

There is one tiny area of the train that did meet all of my expectations, the bathroom!!  No words!!!!  I have included pictures.  I was ever so glad I came prepared with wipes and a friend for moral support!  Thanks for the memories, Tammy!!  Tammy and I know that as missionaries, seeing something as a comical challenge can get us through difficult circumstances.  One last statement on this topic, THANK YOU to the person who invented disinfecting wipes!!  Just sayin'!

We are in a nice hotel in Dimapur and I must hasten to get ready as we head to a college to conduct training this morning.  The Lord is working!  Please continue to pray for us!!

1 comment:

Tori Leslie said...

Wow!!! what an adventure you guys are having. BTW, I could have done without seeing that toilet for well, forever!!! :0)