Do Something

Do Something “Suppose you see a brother or a sister who has no food or clothing and you say,” Good-bye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well” – but then you do not give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do?  – James 2:15-16 As I ponder our … Read more

Reflections on Mission

Each time I return from Kolkata, India, I feel a disconnect with the culture of my home country. I have never lived in another country. If you know me, you know I am pretty atypical Texan and American – particularly western. I have wondered why there is a disconnect between me and my home country. … Read more

For we are God’s Masterpiece

  There is something about watching a master at work that is truly beautiful to watch. The skill, the precision with which they work is an amazing thing. And the product is always a masterpiece. Today our team went to the New Hope school as we did yesterday. Our team played games and taught outdoor … Read more

Prem Dan & Asansol

Prem Dan – Day 4 started early with the team serving the poorest of the poor in the Sisters of Charity home called Prem Dan. Our team started on laundry duty as do most everyone who volunteers in these care homes. The women serve swomen and the men serve men. After laundry is washed, hung … Read more

Flexibility

  Flexibility – If availability is the key to mission work then flexibility must be key to a successful mission trip. Wednesday started great, great that is if you are from west Texas or another very dry climate. We had a deluge of rain. Apparently this is not the rainy season in Kolkata, but our … Read more

Availability

Availability – the key to mission work is availability. I have not seen anywhere in my bible nor have I been taught that any specifics skills or talents are required to serve God. However, Paul in his letter to the Corinthians tells us that we all have gifts given by the Holy Spirit. Peter says … Read more