|A new convert.|
|We had to hike down to the church and back up again!|
|My helper that helped make my climb back to the|
Road much easier!
|Randy and the men make it back also!|
|Don't know if you can see the monkey on the top of|
the second building on the right.
Our next stop was in the city of Siliguri. I won't go into the details concerning the 14 hour train ride from Dimapur to NJP, but suffice it to say that we canceled the return train ticket and flew directly back to Delhi.
Monday we took a jeep taxi up the mountain to Sonada, a town very close to Darjeeling. We passed through the tea plantations and saw many signs for elephants, but we didn't see any that day. Randy and the other men saw them another day. Those photos will have to wait to be posted until we arrive home. We did see monkies!
Most importantly, we had a refreshing time of fellowship and training. The people took great care of us. Tuesday and Wednesday the ladies stayed in the hotel while the men made the 2 1/2 hour journey each way back up the mountain for meetings. By Wednesday night Randy had lost his voice. Praise the Lord Thursday was a day off!!
The men traveled to Jaigoan on Friday to meet with some special people, spent the night, and then joined us in Siliguri on Saturday.
|Sunday School Class|
|Grace-my sweet helper|
|Delicious real chai tea!|
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
Sunday was a sweet time of fellowship with the Chothe family! We met Brother Athem last year, but his family was not with him. This year we were honored to be a part of his services followed by lunch at their home. Then the adults went for ice cream, tea, and encouraging conversation. It was relaxing and fun. As usual we received plenty of staring. The lady at the table next to us kept taking our picture.
Monday we will be flying back to Delhi and then on to Ireland. It is with mixed emotions we say goodbye to this part of the world. We are anxious to see our family and sleep in our own beds, but sad to be saying goodbye to our dear friends. Our journey has added many new friends to our lives.