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Impact India 360
Preparations and Prayer

Hello Again –

We are just over 24 hours from the beginning of the adventure we have been preparing for for weeks. We are all excited and unified and waiting to see how God is going to reveal himself in new ways to each of us. I can speak for the whole team when I say that we could not do this without the support of our friends and families, and we need you all the more now. PRAY FOR US!

I wanted to leave you with an abbreviated calendar so that you have some idea of our plans and what you can specifically pray for:

Thursday the 6th:
– Team departs Detroit Metro at 4:00pm with our first stop in Amsterdam.
– Pray for safe travel and good rest on the plane.
– Pray for Chris C.

Friday the 7th:
– Pray for continued safe travel and for quick acclimation, as we begin to experience India and its many differences from our own culture.
– Remember that India is 9.5 hours ahead of Detroit Time.
– Pray for Bill

Saturday the 8th:
– As you are getting ready for bed on Friday night, we’ll be boarding a plane for the last leg of our trip!
– We arrive in Rajahmundry around noon (9:30 PM EDT) to be greeted by the children and staff of CEM. The kids are getting pretty good at pelting us with flower petals, so pray that we know when to keep our mouths closed!
– Please pray that we will have a great time reuniting with Jaya, his family, staff and kids from the Grace Children’s Home (GCH) and the Jaya (meaning “victory) English Medium School (JEMS) and that we’ll get a good night’s rest!
– Pray also for Patti!

Sunday the 9th:
– We’ll get a heaping dose of culture as the team visits the market
– Pray that as we worship God on this day with the Way of Life Church that He will strengthen us and prepare our hearts to do His work over the next few strenuous days.
– There will be a ton of data gathering for the nochild.org initiative
– We’ll also spend time connecting with the GCH kids in the afternoon
– Pray for Karen

Monday the 10th:
– Today the team will be working on several fronts, including JEMS, the Sewing School, and visiting the clinic
– Some of us will be teaching, others will be connecting and building relationships with local community leaders
– Pray for the teachers as we teach across language and cultural barriers.
– Pray especially for Peg!

Tuesday the 11th:
– Today the team continues to work in all areas of CEM
– Pray for the JEMS, the Sewing School and for our sharing time with the orphans!
– We will be gathering images and stories of the elderly of Dowlaiswaram for Impact India 360
– Pray also for Jim

Wednesday the 12th:
– Another day of working alongside the CEM staff in all areas of ministry.
– Pray for the continued construction on the new church!
– Part of the team – Jim, Karen & Peg will be departing for home to load in the information for nochild.org
– Pray for Chris G.

Thursday the 13th:
– Our final full day with Jaya, the CEM ministry team, and the children!
– Pray for The Team as we finish our projects.
– Pray specifically for Greg!

Friday the 14th:
– Today the team says their final goodbyes (that is the hardest part!) and gets on a plane for the first leg of our trip home.
– Pray for health, for rest, for joy and unity as a team, and for strength to begin the long flight home early Saturday morning.
– Pray for our families, who have supported us and are undoubtedly ready to get us back home!
– Also pray for an extra measure of grace as we say our goodbyes to the kids!
– Pray also for Valen

Saturday the 15th:
– Pray for continued protection and blessing as we complete the trip home, and that God will help us find the right words to express what He has done in and through us during this awesome trip!

Thanks so much for your support and prayers! You’ll hear from us soon!

– Chris for the Team