| Mail from Steve Burnett in Illigan City, after the Floods.|
|New Van for MSM|
Great thanks to Steve and Fran Burnett 'Compact and Bale' for an answer to prayer for some time. For the last 4-5 years we have had to get by with numerous old vans to get us to venues to raise awareness and much needed funding, many times we have broken down and had to pay for costly repairs, but now our prayers have been answered in the form of a 3 year old beautiful van, fully maintained and serviced, praise God. A lesson for us all,"for those who wait on the Lord, in HIS name it will surely come to pass"
After a week or so in Goa to climatize herself with the native way of life she made her way to Chennai overland. Joseph was there to meet her at the railway station and she stayed at the orphanage for 2 weeks until we arrived when we took her to see our other projects in Andra Pradesh, Pune, overland. Shortly after she arrived in Hampi for a well deserved break before returning to A.F.R.A. Home in Chennai. Her experience in Hampi was so great that she returned on her way back to Mumbai for the final few days of her "life changing trip"
Here is an excerpt from her trip,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"The kids laugh at me and copy everything I say. They have no toys so I am now tasking them all with making Christmas decorations out of the husk of a coconut and some beads. They will do anything they can to take a peek in my cell room if only to see something slightly Western.
I only wish I had brought out more things for them......
The smallest of things means so much! If only a touch of the face, a hand hold or just to be sat with them while they eat their rice from steel plates with their right hand (left for ones bottom!) when sitting in rows on the floor.