Wednesday, June 27, 2012

precious cargo.

Life in India has continued to be very wonderful and very hot! The main thing I have been doing is building relationships with the girls at KCH, which is the most important thing I can do. To build trust is not as easy as it sounds though. I mentioned in my last blog what a typical day looks like. I literally spend all day with the girls, except for maybe 3 hours and time for sleeping. This is what I call building relationships on steroids. I have begun to slightly realize the importance of relationships...

As human beings, we are relational people from the beginning of time. God created Adam and Eve because he desired to have a relationship with them. God created you and I because he desires a relationship with us. We have a direct connection with the creator of the universe. Despite our mistakes and unworthiness, God still desires a personal relationship. I can't but help think of how beautiful this is.

I think of different friendships that have come and gone...but God has always been and will always be my consistent Father. We were created to have a relationship with our creator, and if we ever want to create a strong bond and trust with God, then we must spend an immense amount of time with Him. It's a simple concept have a strong, trustworthy relationship, it requires countless hours of quality time, amongst other things.

As I am learning about these girls lives, I am drawing closer to God also. I pray that the girls would also say the same thing...that as they grow closer to me, they would also draw nearer to God. And that is how a relationship should you grow closer to someone, both of you should also grow closer to God.

Our relationship with God is the most important thing in all of life. He should be number one in our lives above everything else. And when He is, other relationships will also show health and godliness. My mind is continually baffled at the importance of relationships, especially with God.

My time here has allowed me to build precious relationships with 11 beautiful girls. We have established that we are all sisters and God is our Father. It's beautiful. They have slowly shared intimate things about their lives. I only have less than 3 weeks left in India, but it comforts me that I will not leave these relationships behind in India. These are special bonds that I intend to uphold forever...

Life is ultimately about relationships...with God, believers, and unbelievers...

Chelsea, another intern who recently went back to America (sad face), and I organized a talent show for the kids. The KCH kids are incredibly talented and we want to instill in them to use their talents for the glory of the Lord. They learned dances, skits, songs, and even did paintings. God has blessed each one of them and so we planned a night to praise God through displaying their talents. They all worked so hard and did a great job! We topped off the night with coke floats!

Chelsea and I were also able to take all the kids to pizza and McDonald's this past week, which is a special treat. We took all the boys and all the girls separately to pizza. They were able to pick whatever pizza they wanted and they had to order it for themselves. It was a wonderful experience to dine with these world changers. We treated everyone to ice cream after McDonald's. It was a special week to be able to just treat the kids!

I had my first experience with street food this past week and I didn't get sick...Praise the Lord!!! I had momos, which is like a dumpling. Super yummy!

On Wednesdays, we bring the girls over to the Watts' house for a special fun day. We have done everything from crafts, baking, games, movies, eating, dancing, etc! Today we talked about happiness. Last fun day, we talked about being new creations in Christ and had a butterfly day to correlate. They are incredibly lovely ladies. I just can't get over how special each day I spend with them is.

Whenever we drive anywhere with the kids, I always end up thinking "I am with very precious cargo right now and nothing can happen to them." Driving in India is absolutely crazy and sometimes you just don't want to watch. I pray for God's protection and safety as we travel around the city. These kids are truly precious cargo. God has saved them, given them a new life and home, and has so much in store for their futures. I'm honored to be apart of a mere few months of their lives...

By the way, the lizard does not live in my bathroom anymore...

1 comment:

  1. Cara I am so proud of you. This is truly inspiring :) And I'm very glad that the Lizard is gone :)

    Miss you!!!!

    <3 Heather