I’ve decided I really want to go to India.
Tonight we had an international banquet on campus and it was amazing. There were people from all sorts of countries and food that represented a myriad of cultures. It was truly a foretaste of glory divine. People dressed up and I got to wear traditional Indian garb that was amazing.
I want to go to India and be immersed. I don’t want a vacation, but a sabbatical. I want to go where they might kill me for loving Jesus. I want an adventure, even if it means being my last. I’m not too fussed, since I know that God is sovereign and will protect me unless it’s my time to go party with God’s people for eternity (Philippians 1:21).
I’m thinking and praying (please pray for me!) about going to India for the summer. When I say I’m thinking about it I mean that this thought popped into my noggin tonight and firmly rooted itself there. I think it may have been germinating for a little while, since I watched Outsourced (such a good movie... go rent it right now and then come with me India and we'll celebrate Holi!). I miss traveling and I want to go somewhere that I'm not so safe and comfortable. I love New Zealand, but, let's be honest, it's pretty cushy. I want to go where I don't speak the language (yet) and have to eat food that might make me sick for days.
India is huge and diverse and beautiful. I want to experience it. I want to take Jesus to a people who need hope. I want to learn from them. I want to teach them. I want to break free of my Western worldview.
Anyone up for an adventure?