Orphan Ride on the Local Television News!
Check out a piece that just aired on the local news in Washington State!
Orphanage Video Slideshow and Update
Update from India: a fifteen minute slideshow just released from the mission cooperating with the Servi Domini Orphanage. A few of these photos are Randall’s and have already been featured on the blog.
Also, an alternative option for those who wish to support the orphans.
A Last Farewell
“Aṭutta muṟai varai, India!”
I hugged my sisters goodbye, and latched up my trailer for nearly the first time in six months…
Bye Bye, Palayamkottai!
I clipped my trailer onto the rear axle with bits of rusty wire – I had long since lost the original clips – and saddled up. As I left the Priory grounds, the familiar clatter of the bullock gate passing under my wheels caused a mixed emotion of regret and exhilaration…
An hour’s intense drive north of Palayamkottai — along narrow streets packed with dhoti- and sari-clad Tamils, animals (mostly domestic — plenty of ‘holy cows’), autorickshaws, motorcycles, and crowded, horn-blaring buses — lies the tiny village of Singamparai.
Teaching is a challenging affair. But despite its difficulties, trials, and exertions, mine was a wholly positive experience.
I had never been placed in this type of supervisory position before and, to be honest, the anticipation of such a task filled me with more dread than the thought had of crossing the hot, desolate Kyzylkum Desert by bicycle months earlier! In the end this new experience became one of my fondest memories from my time spent with our orphan kids.