We walked this morning to meet T Raja at Home of Hope. It was an eye-opening experience to see the incredible work he and his team are doing for the abandoned, neglected, disabled and severely injured; those who have been cast out of their families and those who are literally dying on the streets of Bangalore. We were able to see the facilities, listen to T Raja explain the challenges and needs of the ministry, interact with some of the people living there, and pray for T Raja, his family and his staff.
Jordan with one of the boys living at the Home of Hope and T Raja
T Raja in front of the entrance to the women's facility. They are constructing a beautiful new facade and gate.
After visiting Home of Hope, we had a meeting with Fraser and the New Zealand guys to process everything we've seen and done, especially as it pertains to Bright Hope World and the partners we've visited. We then went back to Sandra Ricketts school to spend time with Vidya while Ruth accompanied the girls to receive their saris and have the final alterations made. We were then treated to an amazing Indian dinner with Vidya and Ruth, a very special experience on our last night in India.
We said our final goodbyes to Fraser, his son Dylan, and Justin and were dropped off at the airport for the grueling trip home. We flew to Bangkok, then on to Seoul, South Korea. We had a 24-hour layover in Seoul and had the opportunity to take showers and sleep in very comfortable beds for the first time in what seemed like forever! After a team meeting in the boys' room, and then a good night's sleep (much needed), it was back to the airport for the final leg home.
Real beds, real bedding, and complimentary slippers (Jordan was a fan!)
By Tom and Angela