Thursday, June 21, 2007

Reflections: Skip Dodge

Crew! I thought that you might like to hear some things from other past team members from time to time as you prepare to go yourselves. So i asked Skip Dodge to give me her angle on the following two questions:
1) What amazed you most about India?
What amazed me the most about India was how nice and welcoming all the people of India were. We were complete strangers, but yet they welcomed us like we were family. They would do or give us anything just to make sure we were taken care of. Everyone from the Bible League to the people off the streets. As I felt the welcomed by these strangers (and there were thousands of them), I realized that God loves each of them just like us.

2) What is one thing you would tell the team that could help to prepare them for leaving?
To help prepare you for leaving for India I would tell you: Prepare yourself for God to do what you never thought possible. Prepare yourself to rely on God wholly for everything especially with being flexible. God will challenge you like you've never experienced before and will stretch you to limits you never though possible. Spend as much time as you can in the Bible and in prayer. Then, when everything changes last minute, you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is still with you and that He will take care of you.

Note: Skip travelled to India twice in 2006 to work with Indian church planters who are operating in the tsunami zones. Both teams helped to build 27 homes total in the tsunami regions of southern India, and gave TBL church planters the opportunity to demonstrate that Jesus cares for the everyday needs of people as well as their hearts and souls.

Skip also volunteers regularly with a variety of GCC ongoing teams, including the Angel Team (administrative teams) within the Life Mission Department, and the Connections Cafe.

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