Tuesday, 21 April 2009


Jesus took his disciples away for some time. To be with Him. To rest. To be recharged.

As the mercury soars – we very much need the same.

And so we went.

Sunita and Lata enjoy some very sweet chickoos on the train to Kedgaon.

We went as a team to the Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission in Kedgaon. 5 hours by train from Thane. In the heat. A dry and interior place.

But also a place of truth and light. A place where for 120 years people have been blessed.

We chose “walking in the light” as our theme.

The main speaker was the Holy Spirit Himself. And the Word. We were amazed by the depth to which we were able to go. By the relevance and insight each session had to who we were and what we are doing.

Life is short. We want to live in the light. We realize again and again that what Jesus said is truth – He is the light of the world – and so are we. Reflecting His light through who we are, and what we do, and how we do it.

We were only at Mukti for 2 days - but what days they were.

Times for prayer. Below an extended early morning prayer time complete with a symbolic seven-fold march around the chapel as we prayed for the local churches in Thane.

Time for fellowship and reflection. Time for worship and inputs from the Word.

Time for fun and frolicking together. How about a water balloon toss anyone? Its amazing how quickly a bucket full of water balloons can be popped when you are tossing them and catching using dupattas - esp. when 3 or 4 balloons are in the fray at the same time...

Time to hone skills that are often dormant in the work-serve-work world we are in while serving with JSK in Thane. A Christiano Ronaldo in the making?

Time to show each other that we love each other. We finished off the far-too-short and yet wonderfully-blessed-and-much-to-be-remembered time at Mukti by washing each others feet and then celebrating the bread and wine together.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1.7

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