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It was the first day of first grade. I was enrolled in the old cinderblock and tar Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, which naturally sat atop Pleasant Ridge, an escarpment that rose about 40 feet above and ran alongside Highway 3 for about half a mile, roughly between the Charlestown Police Station, which was just off […]
Dispatch India 2013: After seven days of very productive work for World Hope Bible Institute (I serve as Associate Director), and basking in the pleasure of having accomplished all my objectives, I sat exhausted in my favorite chair at the home of my hostess, Amenla Jamir, and her extended family. Amenla (uh-men’-luh) serves as our […]
Dispatch India 2013: Yesterday, the little old man next to the church where I was teaching, a Mr. Ao (as in ouch), asked me to pray for his wife’s poor health. He was a retired evangelist, and he and Mrs. Ao had been preparing the food each day for the students (rice boiled in rain […]
Dispatch India 2013: Headhunters? Stuart! Nobody said ANYTHING about HEADHUNTERS! The village of Tuli (rhymes with Julie) is literally in the jungle. I mean deep river gorges that rise up more than 200 feet to palm covered peaks above the cappuccino-colored muddy waters of the Milak (sounds like “me lock”) River. The heavy green vegetation […]