Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reflections: Becky Callender

* What amazed you most about India? The hospitality shown by everyone we came in contact with – not just TBL people, not just church planters, but Indians in general. They’re warm and generous and loving people.

* What did you think of the food? It won’t kill you. It might make you vomit on the side of the road before taking a 3 hour bus ride, but it won’t kill you.

* What stressed you out the most while you were in India? The antibiotics didn’t agree with me. The lack of modern bathrooms was intimidating at first, but it’s surprising how quickly one can overcome that! When you gotta go – just do what you have to do! :)

* What did you "take away" from the trip that still impacts you today? A lasting friendship – I’m still in contact with a couple of friends, and I can’t wait to see them again!

* What was the smartest thing you packed (i.e. the thing you were most glad you had when you got there)? Toilet paper. And snacks – granola bars, trail mix, etc. And baby wipes – they’re great for cleaning up between showers, which you feel you need to do – A LOT!!

* What did you pack that, after getting to India, you either never used or wished you would have left behind? Don’t bother with make-up or hair products.

* What did God teach you through your time in India? Many things, but among them, that Americans are a very blessed people. EVERYONE should be required to travel to a 3rd World country at least once in their lives.

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