Today, it was my joy to share with the St. Paul’s Church family about my mission trip to India. Joining me in the dialogue was Lina van der Wel, my dear friend who was part of our Team, all of whom were sent through the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre. Lina is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Tyndale University College & Seminary. It was hard to compress into a half hour what a three-week journey was like, but by listening to it you should be able to get a tiny picture of our experience. Psalm 72 was read before our presentation. You can listen to our dialogue by clicking here. The title, “Dispenser of India’s Destiny”, comes from the English translation of the Indian National Anthem, which can be ready with decidedly Christian eyes.
At the close of the message, we showed a photo montage from the trip. The photos were contributed by several members of the Team. The musical accompaniment is “I will never be the same again”, from Hillsong’s “Shout To The Lord” CD. You can watch the photo montage in QuickTime here and in Windows Media Player here. (Note: These are large files and may take some time to download.)
This presentation has been immensely helpful as I process what God is doing in my own life through this trip. My prayer is that it has in some small way encouraged others to grow an interest in mission involvement.