The penultimate day, it has been an awesome journey of faith through the South of India. Our last day together before we all departed to our various countries with many new stories and memories to share but before then we still had more to experience in Hyderabad.
The day started with our group leading the morning devotion where we meditated on the powerful word of God out of Isaiah 42:
“I the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
We then gathered for an Interfaith dialogue session learning more about the Muslim faith in India, the theme for our stay in India was Come and See but also to learn and engage in the different religions and complexities India has to offer.
What is Religion? Who am I? These were some of the questions that were posed during our discussion, hard questions that are the ones that will move you to deeper thought and once discovered CHANGE will come. If you are open to the various aspects of this world we live in be it Religion or our daily lives we are able to learn and experience so much more, things that will help us grow as human beings and make this world one.
After lunch we had time for more presentations about our new brothers and sisters from around the world, even though we were together for more than a week there was still much to learn about each other…
And yes we had time for more group pictures haha.
The evening we had the opportunity to join a Muslim Iftar celebration, we were fortunate enough to be in India during the holy month of Ramadan and to share in this special occasion where they break their fast through sharing.
The supper was amazing it was a meal fit for Kings and Queens, this is something that I would miss from India, the hospitality of the people was just something special.
Our day ended with an emotional farewell gathering where we danced, laughed and sang…
…we even shed some tears when we shared positive words from what we learnt about each other in our time in India. Though it was short these people total strangers at first have become like family from day one, we experienced so much and grew from strength to strength…
…Together as One.