Monday, February 27, 2012

Day 7 (really 8)

Hey guys! Sorry I didn't post last night, the laptop didn't work on the plane, so I'm just posting now. All we did yesterday was fly, and fly, and fly! I am really tired and glad to be off the plane but sad to leave:( I hope to go to India again and really can't wait to  give my niece a pink sari I got her. Thanks for keeping up with me on my trip! I learned way more than I thought I would on this trip. I learned not only about the Indian culture but I learned about God too. I recommend a mission trip to anyone who wants to serve God and his people. Please think about a mission trip if the opportunity comes up.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Day 6:

Yawwwn, I am soooo tired. We had a crazy day here in Calcutta, and it left me so tired. I was in charge of the little kids at an orpahage we went to they were so restless! I lost count of how many games of tag I played, but well over 15. I know this post is short, but I need to get to bed. Tomorrow is our last full day in India:( Then we leave the day after. All day today we spent playing with kids and having a bit of free time.  Ok, gotta go, शुभ रात्रि!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 5:

Hurrah!! I finally saw the Taj Mahal! It was so pretty, and I got pics of the inside. After the Taj Mahal we went shopping in a market. I got a deep blue Sari and a necklace. I might have gotten everything if I could have. They had such pretty stuff!! But sadly we are leaving New Delhi today and going to Mumbai. I was exited to go and had such a great time in New Delhi. after lunch (which was in the airport) we went to the plane and loaded up. It was a long flight and I spent it asleep and I don't remember how long it was. When we finally got there we checked into our hotel and hung-out for awhile. Then we went to dinner which was awesome:) After that we came back and I am writing this. So now I need to go to bed and will be happy to.

 Until next time, शुभ रात्रि

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monday, Day 4:

Wow, Agra is awesome!! We had a great day today, but I haven't seen the Taj Mahal yet:( Today we went to a church to help out at a Monday night church program for kids and grown ups. I helped out at the kids program in the gym. The parents session was in the Chapel and the adults went to that. I helped supervise the games and taught 4th grade girls for 45 minutes. I was glad to help and made some good friends with a few of the staff members. Today I really felt that the mission trip began. The 2 day was more of a tourists day. Tomorrow will be our last day in Agra so we will have another tourist day, and see the Taj Mahal! Until then, गुड रात!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday,Day 3:

Today is was our last day in New Delhi, so we made it worth while. First, we went to a church and a man in our group even preached a little. We were all introduced to the congregation and said a little about ourselves, and I guess I did a good job because a young woman named Sarala came up to me after the service and asked me some questions about Christ. I answered her questions and asked her if she would come to lunch with us. We went to a great restaurant and I talked to Sarala the whole time. But we had to go back to the hotel to pack before I said half as much as I wanted to. Our train to Agra left at 2:00 so we needed to pack up and head out. I was very exited to go to Agra and I was dying to see the Taj Mahal. But I will have to wait until tomorrow to see what adventures await me. Until then, शुभ रात्रि!!

Pics of day 2

                                                                The Park Hotel

Lotus Temple
                                                                     Atrium Hotel/Bar
                                                                    Karala, you sould try it!
Qutub Minar
                                          Jama Masjid                                                                                                   
                                                     Chor Bizzar was so good!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Day 2:
Amazing!!! We had a amazing day today, and did so much!!! Today we went to so many tourist attractions and great restaurants. For breakfast we ate at our hotel( The Park) and after that we all loaded up on our bus and went to Lotus Temple. Lotus Temple is the place of worship for the followers of Bhai Faith in India. Then we set off to go eat lunch at Atrium and I had Kerala, yummy!! Then after lunch we got back in the bus for a trip to Qutub Minar, the tallest minaret in India. It is made of red sandstone and is a UNESCO world heritage site. It was around 3:00 by the time we got back into the bus to go to our destination before dinner. We went to Jama Masjid, a Hindu mosque. Then we went to Chor Bizzar and saw a very strange thing. I saw my second cousin twice removed. I had not seen her for 2 years since we had not gone to the family reunion. I could hardly believe it! But we had to leave soon, so I had to go. We had a big day ahead of us, and needed to get some sleep. Tomorrow we were going to a church in town and we were going to go to a early English service. The one after that was in Hindi. So once again, रात का अच्छा है!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Day 1 in India

Day 1:
We are finally here!! After a day on the plane, my missions team and I finally got to New Delhi, India. It is 9:00 O'clock PM Indian time and we are loading up on bus going to a hotel in the city. We have had a long day of traveling I am looking forward to bed. But we are going to take a quick tour of a bit of New Delhi on the way to our hotel. All of New Delhi that we saw seemed so huge and amazing. I am posting this in my hotel room with I share with a girl named Nala. We are good friends and are both so exited for tomorrow! Until then,शुभ रात्रि(Good night in Hindi) from Anna.