This is a typical street scene in India. The vehicle in the middle is an auto-rickshaw wich is the most common mode of public transportation.
One of our favorite things about India is how much life is happening all around you. It’s completely normal to walk down the street and an empty fruit cart parked while it’s owner enjoys a cup of chai.
Emily always finds the best spots for her devotional times. This is the view from our hotel room window. Every morning, my sweet wife puts her bible and journal on the window sill, looks out the window and dreams.
Our view from inside a rickshaw. Indian traffic is kind of scary!
We snapped this picture of our teammates/friends, Matt and Kim Dillon. They have been in Emily and my D-Groups this last year in the Discipleship School and we are so proud of how they’ve pursued Jesus this year. They’re doing great in India!
And of course we had to get a picture of us in the back of a rickshaw too!
India is famous for all the beautiful fabric it produces. You can go into any department store or taylor and you will see entire rows of beautiful fabric!
One of the more sad things about India is that there is a great gap between the wealthy and the poor. Oftentimes, giant high-end apartment complexes like this overlook miles and miles of slums.
This is a statue of Ganesh. He is one of the principle gods worshipped in Bangalore, although most Hindus will tell you that they worship all gods; Hindu, Muslim, or Christian.
Our team got to join up with some local believers at a prayer room in town.
I have spent most of my outreach time here getting to know a group of guys who go to the same cricket ground every day to play during their work break. It has been a lot of fun sharing Jesus with those guys. They have also been teaching us how cricket works and let us play every once in a while.
This is Kumar, one of the guys at the cricket grounds. He is a fruit vendor who has a wife and a little girl who was born on Christmas day.
I’m getting to be a pretty good cricketer, if I do say so myself!
Our friend Kumar invited us to go see Lalbagh Gardens. It’s such a pretty place!
In the middle of Lalbagh is a giant glass house where they put different things on display throughout the year.