Thank you for joining the adventure by following me on this Blog. I have been so encouraged by the support that has come in from all over. I feel confident that I have sufficient funds for what I will need on this trip and also some costs, after this trip, related to research and the writing of the book (including a trip to Germany later this year).
We are pretty sure that we have thought of everything to pack and plan. There are just a few things left on the checklist.
Someone asked me what exactly I will be doing on this trip. We are going as Tourists, but with a specific purpose to discover our ancestors history and legacy. So essentially the general answer is seeing sights (that may be off the beaten tourist track) and research. Exactly how the research will happen is not so marked out. As has been true in my professional life, I am the accidental researcher. Wandering about accidentally hitting upon a sweet spot, a gold mine.
Not that I believe it is any accident. It is a calling -- destiny. The same Spirit that lead me into this project will carry me through. My prayer is to be open and listening. I often worry about being a vessel too humble and weak to carry the abundance that comes my way. But that is one good reason to share my thoughts in writing and photos. Sharing delectable morsels that will hopefully refresh your soul.
I function generally under the guiding principle/premise that we all are missionaries in this world, sharing what we've each been given. Truth is more than we can hold alone. So my ultimate hope is to share the Gospel of Love and Peace that Jesus so mercifully shared with me.
May you also be able to afford to be generous, as people have been with me. As you follow along on this journey may you also witness the generosity of adventure. I have longed for but never realized, till recently, how this all could be afforded.
I will be traveling and visiting India, with my Father. Our primary destination in India is Ranchi, Jharkhand. We will also visit other towns and cities in that north-eastern region as well as other places in India.