By Allie Maxwell, Simpson University

This morning some of our group decided to wake up early and take a walk to see the cashew farms. It was a really pleasant morning spent with wonderful people. Afterwards we met for our daily devotions and set out for our medical camp. God has brought us so many people this past week, more than we ever imagined. Our goal this year was to have 500 patients for our 10 medical camps and we have already surpassed our goal with 730 patients…and we still have one more medical camp to go!! God is so good! If I have learned one thing from this mission trip it is that God always provides, even when we least expect it. I would have never imagined that we would see 730+ patients over the course of 10 medical camps, but God made it happen and I couldn’t be more thankful.

Today I was handing medications out to patients, which is a position that doesn’t allow for many opportunities to pray with patients since it can be kind of rushed and hectic. However, on two separate occasions I had women pull me aside and ask for prayer.

I was so touched by their passion for the Lord, and it served as a reminder for me that even when life is hectic we should always make time for the Lord. I have learned so much about God’s faithfulness and the importance of spending quality time with him throughout the course of this mission trip. I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to serve the people of India and in the process learn so many valuable lessons about my own spiritual journey.