After our introductory lesson on the life and culture of India it was time to explore Chennai for ourselves using all our senses.
SIGHT- We visited St Thomas Cathedral the burial place of St Thomas, went to a local rural church where we drank coconut water..
Next we went to Mahabalipuram where we saw amazing ancient Hindu stone carvings and temples all made by man, it is really amazing how talented these people are.
HEARING the sound of children begging you to buy their products – almost forcing you was sad or another person following you wanting to sell a souvenir.
Next stop was lunch at another rural church, this was another touching moment where we felt privileged and our hearts filled with happiness seeing the amazing hospitality shown by the Indians serving us with good food….a real TASTE of India.
We were supposed to visit St Thomas mountain but after a hearty lunch we were all really tired so this was postponed to be explored when we visit by ourselves….soon.
Lastly we visited the place where the Church of South India started the St George’s Cathedral, sitting in those benches we were TOUCHING a part of the 200 year old history of the church.
“He does great things and unsearchable marvelous things without number. I know that you can do all things, and the no purpose of yours can be thwarted” – Job 5: 9 & 42 : 2
Our purpose in India was to learn and explore, share and care but with this group of inspiring young people we were strong enough to MOVE MOUNTAINS….
..one GIANT stone at a time.
A busy day filled with many sights, the devotion at the end of the day was filled with exciting new stories to share, unexpected moments and precious pearls…all this while enjoying snacks from around the world.
There was even a video of a Lebanese and South African dancing made but for that you’ll have to log onto Youtube hahaha.
He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17: 20