Goodbye Chennai

Sunday a day of worship, this was our chance to visit a local rural churches and experience first hand how a services is conducted in the Church of South India(C.S.I). We were split into 5 groups each leaving at different times, our group went to the C.S.I Arul Church in Madhavaram where we were accompanied by a local guide.

To our surprise the church was not rural – at all at-least to us it wasn’t, another surprise was that we were going to attend a full Tamil service….yip you heard right, uh did anyone bring a dictionary??


Even though we could not understand the language, the service was still inspiring and by the order of the procession we could somewhat understand what was happening. We were welcomed with open arms as we were called on stage to introduce ourselves and sing a song.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God
and his righteousness
And all these things shall be added unto to
Hallelu, Hallelujah (then chorus)

Ask and it shall be given unto you
Seek and you shall find
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you
Hallelu, Hallelujah (then chorus)

Man shall not live by bread alone
But by every word
That proceeds out of the mouth of God.
Hallelu, Hallelujah (then chorus)

After the service we enjoyed a huge brunch with the Pastor and his family (one of our members did not feel well…this would later turn our to be a huge malaria scare which was not, but hey we can’t be too careful right…MEMORIES.)


We then got the opportunity to address the youth of the church, this was an amazing experience especially when we taught them a new action song and they taught us a tamil song too. The guys really loved Jinju this was our precious pearl of the day.

Koda Kodi Sthothram Eredupom

Rajathi Rajan Devathi Devan
Easu Kirusthuvukke Magimai *2

Kankkilla Nanmagaigal Karthar

Karothudan Paadi Nandri Kooruvoi

Helleuya Helleuya

Deva Kumaran Vanthidum

Thuya Mugam Kandu
Gemberippom *2
(Koda Kodi)

Back into the bus and off to our accommodation where we needed to pack for our next adventure…a train to Bangalore but ofcourse we needed to take a group picture in Chennai.


Chennai it has been a wonderful 3 days, we shared and experienced so much. Crossing the road is a nightmare, the food is amazing and the people ahhh the people will be in our hearts forever.

What awaits us on our way to Bangalore is another adventure….


1 thought on “Goodbye Chennai

  1. Nicole Reyn

    This is so amazing. A sense of such rich culture mixed in with God – alongside new friends. I think what I loved the most about reading this was that you got to experience not only the Indian culture but also the cultures of all those who traveled with you. Not forgetting that the glue that held you all together (aside from you all being on the same tour), was God. You were united in Christ, experiencing new…. Everything. This is great!


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