Back Story

Hello folks!

The electricity has been on at the wrong time and off at the right time. I wanted to tell you about what happened two weeks ago. Remember that I told you how dark it is in the basement? One night the three of us were in the kitchen, plus Bro. Vic and Sarmilla. It was devotional time, and we heard a loud scream by a bunch of people. We thought maybe they were shouting for Jesus. We later found out that as some of the children rushed into the room, some of the chairs were knocked over, causing Rakesh Ram (the youngest boy at six or seven) to fall and hit his head. He had to be taken to get stitches. He felt much better after Pramita promised to get him a candy bar every day until he got well. A couple of days later, Prajowl, Rakesh Ram, and Pramita, loaded up on the motorcycle to get R.R. a tetanus shot. That was a sight to behold! I’m sure that was no big deal for anyone else since whole families ride on one bike here. The only person required to wear a helmet is the driver! That same week, Eva was sick, and it came to our attention that she had a tooth coming in way up on her gums in the WAY wrong place. Pramita knew of the situation, but there was no money for a dentist, especially at the end of the month. Pramita was able to get her an appointment the next day, and got it taken care of. Thankfully, Pramita knew the receptionist who gave a whopping 3500 rupee discount. In American terms, it cost $22 U.S. ! One call to those that love her in the U.S., (Larry and Janice), and the bill was paid. Mind you, this is one week, concerning two kids! Last Sunday on Kirk’s day off from GBC, we went to a Christian book store to buy some bibles to have on hand and one to give to our friend, the recent convert from Hinduism. The building was totally unmarked! They would probably draw persecution if some people knew they were there. We are so insulated here in the Christian community (we live in the church, for crying out loud). We sometimes forget the opposition.

God bless you all,


p.s. I’ve got to go make popcorn for the kids w/Anita’s help.


3 Responses to “Back Story”

  1. 1 Terry Simpson February 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Nobody is really required to wear a helmet on a motorcycle, it’s just that one is thrown in with the deal when you buy one.

  2. 2 ruth February 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Give your popcorn helper, Anita, a big hug from me. She’s ours. I have been praying for her. I know your gift for one-on-one will help her.

  3. 3 Kathy February 10, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I’m so glad Eva was able to get her tooth taken care of, and that Rakesh is okay. I’ll bet Pramita’s promise of candy bars helped a whole lot! She is so wonderful with those children.

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