Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Accessing India

I am sitting in a hotel room in Hyderabad, India. It is early in the morning and I am about ready to experience my first day in India. I already experienced a wake-up call that let me know I wasn't in Kansas anymore. At daybreak, public loudspeakers in the city began playing a chant/prayer quite loudly. Not sure if it was hindu or muslim, but it was an experience.

It was also quite an adventure just getting here. My wife Karlene and daughter Tara sent me off from LAX on Monday afternoon and after some 20 hours of flying to the other side of the world, I arrived in India on Wednesday at 12:30am.

I was met at the airport by Pastor Prem Mallipudi and a few of his associates. We were scheduled to go directly to his city, (which is a several hour drive away), but the plans changed. I ended up in a decent hotel called the Green Park for the night, so that I could get a few hours of sleep. I think I probably got around three and a half hours in. The good news is that they have internet access -- the easiest way to stay in touch with home.

I failed to mention the reason for the schedule change. My host, Pastor Prem had eye surgery last week -- here in Hyderabad. Unfortunately, he is not doing well in the recovery and they will be doing a 2nd surgery on him this morning. I am praying that all goes well for him, today.

While that is going on, I will be with his associates checking out the city of Hyderabad and awaiting the good news from the doctor's medical office. They believe that it will be out-patient, so that we can depart this afternoon.

More thoughts from India -- later.

16 comments:

daralaksewell said...

I am praying for you Tim while you are there and that you have a safe trip back home to your family and church family too!
Darla K~

momesh4 said...

Pastor Tim, everything is in God's perfect time. Backing you up in prayers. Continue to soak in His presence and bring home what God has for you to bring to CCC. Great and mighty things awaits the people in India. God has impressed in my spirit to tell you and remind you "The day of the Pentecost".

Looking forward for more updates of your India trip.

God bless you
Cathy

Anonymous said...

Pastor Tim, I am praying for you the scripture that God will make the rough places plain. God BLESS you every second of your trip. I am praying for Karlene as well.

Anonymous said...

Pastor Tim, You are in our hearts and prayers. Be God's vessel, and let Him do the hard stuff. We love you.

Clark and Monica

Anonymous said...

Big Daddy and I are praying for you... We love you very much...
Come home soon... Have a great time and may God protect you and keep you well & Safe...
Love You
Big Daddy and Mom

Anonymous said...

We miss you Tim!!! Zac keeps asking when you're going to call!! Our prayers are with you EVERY day! Much, much love, Karlene, Tara, Zac & Roxy

Anonymous said...

you are covered in prayers, which i'm sure you know. I pray that you would be drenched in His Holy Spirit always. God bless! see you soon. . .

jay

Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor Tim,
I can't begin to tell you how tremendous the feeling of excitement is that I have about this trip; what God is doing; and what He's going to do! I believe it's going to open up other doors...
Miss you much but you left us in good hands!
Covering you in prayer,

Millie S.

RoxP said...

We miss you Pastor Tim but we know you are doing great works in India. God bless you and keep you safe!

We love you and your family...

The Pombos

frank, debbie castro said...

Hello Pastor Tim:
We will continue to pray for Pastor Prem and you while you are over in India. Hope your having a great time.Will see ya soon when you get back.Miss ya much love:
Frank & Debbie C.

Anonymous said...

I guess our prayer was answerd
already!!! From That Lizard... sound like you are having a exciting time...

Love you Big Daddy and mom

P.S take alot of pictures We will want to see them

Anonymous said...

We sure do miss you. Praying God uses you in a mighty way and that many souls are saved.
Wish we could have seen you with your new friend "the lizard." Hee! Hee!
Can't wait to hear more of "Pastor Tim's Wild Adventures in India!"
FYI: Karlene is doing a great job filling in for you.

Love you and miss you - Rebecca

Anonymous said...

Pastor Tim, I am praying you will be the fragrance of Christ to those who are perishing and to those who are being saved. God bless your socks off as you obey the Holy One of Israel. I laughed out loud about the lizard. Love you and am praying for you and your family. you will be back safe and sound before you know it. : )

Anonymous said...

Pastor Tim, It is so exciting to read about and actually see your adventure. It is fun to experience the joy and excitement along with you almost as it happens. Thanks for taking the time to perform these updates to keep us posted. We miss you. Tomorrow (Saturday) we will be gathering to polish up the campus. Keeping things tidy while you are away. You know, so much of the work my company does is outsourced to India and I work daily with folks from there. I have found them to be such kind, warm-hearted, friendly and inteligent folks. Be safe. Be bold. Have fun.

Clark and Monica

Anonymous said...

I AM LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW! "THINGS THAT GO PLOP" I can hardly wait to hear the rest of the story! I can only imagine the look on your face! I am so excited for you Tim and I am sure this will change your life forever! We in America take so much for granted and don't realize how blessed we are (just to have a bathtub, okay). Love you much and praying for you and I am praying for my sister that she is not missing you to much!!! NOT! Love you much and keep on keepin on!
Darla K~

Anonymous said...

Hi Pastor Tim,
Karlene sent us this info about you. WOW how exciting for you and your congregation. I know you will come back with much revelation and a new view of our Gods handywork. I pray the Lord will use you and infuse you. I have heard that the enemy has a very strong presence there I pray that the brightness in you will over shine all that may be dark.
Be Blessed and strengthened Harry & Gayle Young