Looking back on Laos

Looking back on Laos Back in October I spent a few days in Laos (and Thailand). It was so beautiful and warm, a tropical paradise. The Laotian people were laid back and welcoming of us as foreigners.

We stayed in a touristy town called Vang Vieng. We went kayaking and tubing in the slow river where the local children spent their afternoons pretending to be pirates as they waited for their parents to get off of work. Spending time in South East Asia after being in India for so long was a breath of fresh air (literally, it's so smoggy in India). But seriously, no one stared at us in SE Asia. We weren't spectacles as we walked down the street. We were able to eat fresh FRUIT unlike in India, and we had access to warm showers and news channels on TV. It's the little things you become so accustomed to without realizing it that you miss the most.

Can't wait to go back to South East Asia some day! I'm thinking next time I return to this region of the world I've got to check out Cambodia, Angkor Wat has been calling my name for too long.

a lot of moving

The last couple of weeks have been crazy and I haven't taken the opportunity to blog, so sorry! On Sunday September 30th the team and I had to say goodbye to southern India and the wonderful community of friends, neighbors, shoppe keepers, tailors, and co-workers we had there.  We had such an exhausting, but more importantly, wonderful time during our stay at Ashraya Mission. We are SO blessed to have been there when the six lovely ladies finally moved into the home. We hope to have left a lasting impression of the love of Christ on the people we built relationships with in that quaint but bustling town. I will never be able to adequately summarize our 6 weeks spent working there. It was truly a very special time for all of us.

After our tear-filled goodbyes we headed straight for the airport (a 6 hour drive btw) and we were off to Bangkok for a bit of a holiday. We spent a few days in Thailand and a few days in the enigma of Laos.


After Thailand and Laos we headed back to Delhi to get reacquainted to our home away from home, Asha Mission. Those children are simply indescribable and precious. I will most definitely be blogging about them all more in full later.

For the next four days, though, we are taking Hindi lessons in northern India. You've probably never heard of Landour, India.. or perhaps you have. It's a beautiful little Himalayan town built into the side of the mountains. We trudge up and down the steep paths to and from class. We love it here.

I hope I have been able to sum up these last two weeks well. There are dozens more photos and stories to tell, which I may or may not keep for my memory only. For now I am tucked into my bed with a pair of recently purchased woolen booties keeping my toes warm.

Until next time, nameste.