Prakash Journal

Picnic Day

Picnic Day

It is amazing to me how when you do something once in India it becomes a tradition. That is exactly what Nani's picnic day has become. I love it, so it is not a problem. Their world-view is so small, so I love providing this fun way of...

Visiting Vet-Med Projects

Visiting Vet-Med Projects

Ever since our arrival here in India we have wanted to see some of the Vet-Med projects and see their successes. We were off early in the morning when I saw this picture and could not resist. A dudhwala (milk man.) How would you like your milk to be delivered...

Do You Feel Good Yet?

Do You Feel Good Yet?

The toilet project is progressing nicely. Product is arriving everyday.    The men are working hard to complete the endeavor in 45 days. We will see.... I'm sending a few pictures to show you the progress of the work. So very different than how we...

Village Trip

Village Trip

 Yesterday we traveled to Vasentha's village. (He is the young man about whom I wrote the book "They Call Me Sir."   (Click to order theycallmesirbook.com)The transformation in the village is awesome. We never know that when we, do for one what we wish...

Our Girls and Other Things

Our Girls and Other Things

I thought I would share some of the pictures of the RGI girls. I will try to do the same for the PBI boys later. I love seeing the change in these young girls' lives after only a few months at RGI. They even walk with more security and self-confidence. (you make this...

Love, Tears and Prayers

Love, Tears and Prayers

Valentine's Day is becoming a huge event in India. Adding one more holiday to the thousands they already have. It has been a great time for Loren to teach about " Loving as Jesus loved." Loren is out giving roses to the RGI girls as I am writing this Journal. It has...

So Many Activities

So Many Activities

There are so many things going on here at Prakash. We HAD to show up at the first birthday party for Clara.                   Her dad is one of our maintenance staff and driver....

Life is Never Normal in India

Life is Never Normal in India

There have been so many unplanned events in the last few days. The state of Maharashtra had a forced shut down of all shops, trains, buses and banks. Of course, it was the day we had PLANNED to have the septic tanks pumped to start the new toilet project for PBI....

BUSY, BUSY

BUSY, BUSY

We are so glad that we took time in Mumbai to get adjusted to the time change. Things started with a bang on Monday morning . . . literally. Premdas set off a "cracker" (a large cherry bomb) right outside our window. I thought we were being invaded. They do this to...

We Made It

We Made It

Our trip to India was good and uneventful. It is just VERY...

WHOOPEE!!! YES, YES YOU DID IT!

WHOOPEE!!! YES, YES YOU DID IT!

WHOOPEEE!!! YES, YES YOU DID IT! We reached our goal presented to you all in the Christmas brochure. We will be making new beds for RGI, buying more goats and chickens, refurbishing the PBI toilets and bath facilities. Also the students love their new sweaters. Thank...

I Love This Success Story

I Love This Success Story

"I am Sunita, I live in Nagpur a slum very close to RGI.   I am 20 years old. I have a father, mother, brother and four sisters. My four sisters are already married. They live close to us. Coming from a large family I was always surrounded with many people. I...

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