Monday, June 23, 2008

TeamIndia uses big words!

This is TeamIndia (yes we meant to leave out the space, TeamIndia is how refer to ourselves) reporting from the home of our hosts Prem and Rita in Bangalore. We have opted to update the blog as a team so we are all sitting in our new home dictating our thoughts and feelings.

On our first day Prem described India as being known for Colors, Smells and Sounds. A truer definition of India we could not attain. From step to step the smells you experience change from wonderfully sweet to putrid and rotting to savory and mouthwatering. The whole
gambit is represented nearly simultaneously and the result is exhausted nostrils. Simply crossing the street is a near death experience. Lanes are barely a kind suggestion as cars, motorcycles, and auto-rickshaws cram 4 and 5 abreast in small two-lane roads. Sound is a constant as well from the mass of blaring horns to the shouting merchants and street vendors.

Yet after only 4 days this all seems very natural and we feel very much at home mostly due to the exceeding hospitality of Prem and Rita. Another interesting experience has been learning to eat our meals with only our hands. We are all pretty good at it except for Kevin. None of us are sick and we have been careful not to eat or drink anything that would make us sick. We’ve only spent one full day at the school so far, but we are chomping at the bit to spend more time with the kids. We are all curious to see how we will fit in to different roles in the school and what gifts of ours God will reveal to us. To all family and friends at home we miss you dearly.


momjennifer said...

I can't wait to hear more!! Can we see a picture of your hosts too?
Lots of Love!

Λεωνίδας said...

Sweet use of abreast, guys.

Looking forward to more of your posts.


Carol Gellner said...

Keep blogging, teamindia! We miss you too.

Allison said...

Awe Kevin you will learn to eat with your hands.

Matt said...

Praying for you guys...look forward to hearing more.

Lynden Gellner said...

Roderick, I'm sure you got used to eating with your hands immediately, you do it enough at home. Hope your having fun and umm...don't die.