This is going to be a quick post. We have been in Rajastan, the Royal city of Jodhpur (blue city), for four nights. It is one of the most beautiful and refreshing locations we have visited our entire time in India. If you have not seen the movie “The Fall,” I suggest watching it, as the film is breathtaking, and you will experience India to the max.
Today there was a young orphan who came up to us. He was only wearing shorts. He was such a happy boy and excited to see us. We could not find any righteous business owners and everyone wanted to charge us extra when they saw us. In India, they jack up the prices for the white tourists in the market — not the case everywhere. We tried to explain that we were buying for the small boy, but they couldn’t care less, often treating the orphan like a dog in their language and arrogant attitude. So we eventually found a nice pair of sandals and bought them regardless. Then we looked for a brand new shirt and purchased it. We didnt have the camera with us at the time (Caleb apologizes), but the boy looked like a model from baby Gap. We were so excited and laughed and smiled with him. When we were finished we went our seperate ways, both parties looking back at the other and smiling. It was one of the greatest experiences and brought a tear of happiness to our eyes when we realized that we had clothed the poor like Jesus teaches in Matthew when he divides the sheeps and the goats. Super encouraging time here in Jodhpur and so beautiful. We have helped more poor here then we have in all other locations, and it has been so rewarding and fulfilling to really experience God on such a deeper level. We saved money on our hotel budget, so we continue to use that money to inspire and encourage the crippled, lame, orphans, widows, and the needy. It’s been a remarkable time, and the food has been amazing, except that Caleb caught a bug from eating the street food. We always eat street food to be with the Indians and really experience their lifestyle. It’s always the best food, but its also like playing Russian roulette with your stomach later.
Love you all and thank you for your prayers and support.
We would love to remind you all that we are trying to gain a small amount ($2,500) to buy the land for the teen disciple orphans in the HOPE home. Please keep it in your prayers and if you can donate even a dollar, that will go a long way in India. Thanks and God bless you all.