Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chelley wearing my crossfit gear...exercise is a big ? to most women here...top pic is Uma and Ajenta, both are Sri Lanka refugees awaiting visas to go to other countries, they are not given any rights that other citizens in India have.

Trichy, India

Some of my friends...Davoa Nassan, Poligani (Niru), 'Master' Moses
Isaac, Danny and Aunty.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Trichy, India continued

I thought my bike in Europe was heavy...this bike must be so heavy. The young men in the church use the "tie box" each service and pick out their ties, this was going well until one of the guys took the best 5 ties home for his mother to wash...fortunately or in this case unfortunately, neckties don't need washing.

More from Trichy, India

Picture explanation:
Pastor Marcus illustrated his sermon sunday morning, talking about, "the Grace of Hindrance".
Puniden and Custoda...an Indian "love marraige" as apposed to the usual arranged marraiges. The last picture is teasing Anthony because of his prior "pirate days".

Clement's family home, sister Rosalyn and twin babies (boy and girl). Father used to treat leprosy patients, now it is eradicated here.

Lunch with a Pirate?

Lunch with Anthony, Isaac and Danny. Anthony used to be a fisherman and a kind of 'pirate', and than he became a Christian. Now his life has been radically changed and he no longer does the things he used to do. He was a little nervous to have me at his home, when he saw that I was not eating successfully with my right hand, he gave me a spoon and said, "you are good at eating with that". Today's menu was fish...of course, what else would a pirate serve? I was the honoured guest, so I got the fish's kidneys.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Teaching day at KMC Specialty Hospital

Shopping day in India

This is the Lazarus family, they are going to build a new home, blueprints are on the right. We took Mrs. Lazarus to the mall today, it was her first time going to the mall, in fact, until recent years, she had never been in a shop before. This is common for this generation of women in India.

Trichy, India

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Cinque Terre, Italy

What kind of berries are these? I'm not sure, but they certainly taste good...almost like a strawberry.

The Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. (Wikipedia)