The Simpson Team woke up Thursday morning to sunny skies and our hottest and most humid day so far in India! Jessica led the devotion through Romans 8:35-39 and reminded us that nothing can separate us from the love of God, and that we are more than conquerors through Christ!
Right after devotions, both teams and teachers from Riverside School took a bus ride to visit the church and tomb of Charles Whitehouse, a British missionary to India. Along the way, we were excited to see a camel walking along the road and stopped to take pictures with it. We are thankful to its obliging owner who patiently put up with our curiosity!
Once we arrived at the church, we were treated to cookies and soda by the local pastors who explained the history of the church and its founding pastor, Charles Whitehouse. Mr. Whitehouse was a missionary from England who was dedicated to ministering to the unreached in India. He dearly loved the people of this area, and from 18 years old to the end of his life lived in their service. The pastor expressed his deep gratitude to this man for his love and sacrifice for the Indian people. Please pray for the local pastors as they continue Mr. Whitehouse’s ministry of reaching these precious people.
After visiting the tomb, we were treated to tea, coffee, and snacks at the Dindi Resort on the Godavari River. It was a great time of fellowship in such a beautiful place!
Once we returned home, the Simpson team and the APU team joined together with Solomon and Dr. Raju to dedicate a new anesthesia machine that was purchased as a gift from both teams. The Lord’s power was present as we circled in prayer to dedicate this equipment, and the hospital staff was extremely grateful for this blessing that will be used to improve their patient care.
Following the dedication of the new machine, Simpson’s team was invited to watch Dr. Raju perform a hysterectomy. We love every opportunity we have to watch surgeries and learn more about medical care in India, and we are looking forward to more opportunities to serve in the days to come!