Summer Missions Blog 2015

Nursing Seminar: Day 2

Today was another great day for the Simpson team! We started off early with a time of devotion led by team member Francine, who led us through a reflection on Psalm 23. Right after that, we set to work to prepare for our second day of nursing seminars. This morning we...

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Nursing Seminar: Day 1

Today was an exciting and jam-packed day for us as we started the first of three days of educational seminars for local nursing students. This morning, Sailo, the administrator of Project India, invited us to host 20 students from the Women's Mission Hospital in...

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Teacher’s Training Begins – Day 11

Although we never made it to the beach or temple yesterday, it was a wonderful day of rest for the APU team. We plan to visit them later this week. Jeremy stepped up to the plate today and took the devotion, even though he was not scheduled. He spoke on the power of...

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Dark, Cloudy Morning, Cheery Afternoon

The Simpson Team woke up this morning to dark skies, which brought thunder, lightning, a downpour of rain, and welcome relief from the heat. After delicious Indian breakfast we took a short walk over to the Subbamma Hospital where we shared in morning devotions. Our...

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Thunder Storms and Marriages – Day 10

Crashing thunder, flashing lightning, and pouring rain greeted us early this morning. We began preparing for VBS here at Riverside, but by the time breakfast was over the rain still had not stopped. Instead of VBS, we dressed in our Sunday best and headed to a...

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Safe Travels, Warm Arrivals

The Simpson University School of Nursing team has arrived in Mori, India! After 54 hours in transit and four flights across the globe, we were greeted at the Rajamundry airport by Matt Saunders, Biology professor at Azusa Pacific University. We were treated to an...

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Day of Firsts and Lasts – Day 9

Tarah gave this morning’s devotion; encouraging us to sit in silence to hear and speak with God so that our relationship might be strengthened. Today was our last day of VBS village outreach and one of our favorite days. Michael’s grandfather was the pastor of the...

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New Company – Day 8

Today 160 kids showed up to a beautiful church in the village of Adalapalam. Their shouts of joy filled the entire church as we began our program for the fourth day. The church and the staff were incredibly helpful—this was the most organized and well run VBS we have...

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A Day of Beginnings – Day 7

  Today was a day of several beginnings. Pastor Gerry and Matt partnered with Solomon Sir and others to begin a conference for local pastors. Pastor Kay and Karly also had the first day of their conference for the pastors’ wives. We were honored and blessed by...

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VBS by the Bay of Bengal – Day 6

Today we visited a beautiful church in a village near the Bay of Bengal. About 90 kids were there waiting for our VBS program. We fixed a few of our mistakes from yesterday and the VBS flowed smoothly. One of the teachers, Jenny, was able to translate very fluently...

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Stillness and Rain – Day 5

Today came with the gift of rain. Our morning opened with a special time of worship together and a message from Karly on the importance of Psalm 46:10. In this time of excitement and activities she reminded us of the necessity for each of us to remain present in every...

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1st Church Service – Day 4

[huge_it_slider id="2"] Today, our team experienced our first worship service here in Mori. The service was held inside the hospital’s chapel onsite with the American team, the Riverside staff, two visiting interns (A Muslim and a Hindu), and some friends of Pastor...

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Leadership – Day 3

We have only been in Mori for three days, but already we have met amazing staff and faculty at the school and hospital here. The staff who work here have all been incredibly generous with their hospitality. They have thrown in extra hours, and taken extra sacrifices...

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Getting Adjusted. – Day 2

Almost everyone who has traveled to India has told us that there is no way they can accurately describe India. They told us that we had to go see for ourselves. They were correct. Everything we have seen, heard, or smelt, is different, and vibrant, and wild, and...

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The Mori Story – Day 1

There are numerous reasons why and how each of us are here in Mori, India. A few of us are here because we felt it on our heart. We felt a deep sense that we we’re meant to go here. A few of us are here because we wanted to explore another culture. We wanted to learn...

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