Friday morning started out very hot and humid (as normal). We had a breakfast of boiled eggs, bread, bananas, and a hot spicy soup (again). We then have a team-lead devotion, sing songs as a group, pray, and process what we have seen through out the trip so far.
After breakfast we got onto a public bus, but when we went to get off they did not want to wait very long so they decided to continue moving before Adam got off. After we got off the first bus we went to get on another one that would take us to the Evangelical Friends Church office, this one did not want to stop to allow us to get on. After running after the bus for a block we were finally able to get on the bus.
When we arrived to the office we celebrated a girl named Manti’s birthday. After we ate a very large meal of rice and chicken for lunch.
After lunch we got into a van and drove on a very bumpy, crazy, and crowded road to a village named Hooghly. Here we were welcomed with open hands. They brought us tea and crackers and made sure we were comfortable. The Christians of the village then sang songs in Bangla.
After they had finished singing, we began our program that we had planned. We started out with skits and songs acting out Jonah and the whale and singing some songs we had learned in English, Bangla, and Hindi.
Then Lynnelle and I each shared a sermon. While speaking to the people in the village you could see the joy of the Lord in their eyes and face. Because most of the Christians there are first generation Christians, the stories and sermons we tell and show seem to really help them understand the work of God.
After we had finished our program we rejoiced with cake and food. And then we headed back for our 2 1/2 hour commute.
Our second day was amazing and eye opening! Thank you all for your prayers!
Northridge Friends Church