Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Few Hours and Counting

Our "India-Here-We-Come" countdown is now hours away instead of weeks or months, and the surreal blurry dream-like nature of our journey is coming into a focused reality. I'm sure there are many bags that still need to be packed, but come 8am tomorrow morning we will all be assembled at LAX as we wait to endure the riggers of our 22-hour journey to Mumbai.

Our week began with a great connection on Sunday when our home church of Ecclesia hosted a "Not For Sale" event. David Batstone, the author of the book and movement, "Not For Sale" joined us as we explored through songs and multimedia presentations the issues of injustice and human trafficking around the world. For those of us on the India team, it seemed like we had come full circle, since part of our preparation processing for our trip included reading David Batstone's book. Please check out the links on the right to learn more about the book and the movement. After exploring the challenges to live Isaiah 1:17, our church family surrounded our team with prayer, and we felt a solidarity and desire to see God's heart for justice. Although it was hard to see each story unfold making the numbers and statistics a reality, there was also a sense of hope for a new purpose to see slavery end in our lifetime.

Our church is crying out for God to plant a vision in us to see ways we can impact injustice. Visit our Justice League blog to see how we are exploring these opportunities locally and in other parts of the world.

And stay tuned, next time you hear from us we'll be in Mumbai… Bollywood here we come!

1 comment:

Chamberlains said...

Heidi and team,
You are in our thougths and prayers! We are blessed by your courage to take this step of faith! May God give you a great sense of His protection and strength to go into areas as He leads! I can't wait to hear the stories.
Scott & Beth Chamberlain