The thing we asked today was “God break our hearts for what breaks yours,” and He graciously answered our prayers. We were all broken today, infact as I sit here on my bed I am exhausted, not physically but emotionally. We held the hands of “the least of these,” social outcasts who live in their own villages, with their own kind. The Lepers would be better named lovers, smilers, joy in painers…and so many more adjectives. They absolutely destroyed us today in the best kind of way. They begged for us to lay our hands on them and pray, which we conceded to with joy and humility. I personally have not cried that hard in my life. The love they showed us will forever change the way I live my life, and I know the team would say the same. As we sat around the table afterwards we had feelings of frustration over the condition of Christendom, and really you would to if you saw a 70 year old woman who was missing all her fingers and toes leading all her fellow lepers in worship to God. We desperately desire for our world to love our Savior as much as these lepers did.
We then headed over to the “red light” district to meet with former prostitutes who Harvest India rescued by paying for their release from their masters at the price tag of $1000 American dollars. These women shared their stories of deliverance, and how through accepting Jesus in their lives they found significance and true love. These amazing women now make purses and sell them. You all will have the opportunity to buy one of these purses, we bought them out. There refuge is a church like building, built by Harvest India, which by the way sits next door to a Hindu shine that is an alive cobra. It was like seeing the contract of light and dark…Suresh said they were not to happy about them building the church.
Right from the red light area we head to a village and handed out medicine to them all. We all had a fun time showing the kids how to do the funky chicken…so funny. They were so gracious and loving, these people who have nothing. We all laughed so hard that we had stomach aches…the joy is in their eyes and smiles…it’s infectious.
Tonight we as a team washed the leadership of Harvest India’s feet, and they washed ours…it was very humbling. All in all a very overwhelming day, please continue to pray for health and that God would use us in a powerful way. Sorry about the video, when we downloaded it, it was messed up so we didn’t get a lot of the footage that we wanted to show you. Were going to fix it tomorrow so check back and we will have another one uploaded. Click here to watch video..it’s powerful