Making my way towards home today.
Sitting on a super-fast express train which is actually stuck on a siding right now and I’m looking out my window and fields flooded from the monsoon rain. Some houses are underwater while those on high ground have been spared, no real place for all the water to go since the ground is saturated, so the water sits like we do in our super-fast express.
In North India over the span of a day and half I saw 4 completed projects, 2 being drilled and 1 which hadn’t yet started due to a variety of reasons with the well drillers. Actually it has been a Muslim holiday for some time now and they aren’t taking up work, then there were the elections which meant no work until the new government was in place then there was the occasional rain which meant no one wanted to work. I have been assured though that all projects would be completed and photos sent to me timely. Translation is you’ll get your photos and the people will get their water in 1 – 2 weeks. Bottom line is that water will flow, clean water and it seems the common thread I am hearing is we have been waiting for you; 10 years we have been making requests but no response from the state government.
A plug for our video which is on the home page of our website, you should watch it now as it has tremendous relevance to the message being communicated to me by those in Odisha and West Bengal; were waiting.
I will be uploading in a day or two all the trip photos I have downloaded so far from my camera. I would do it earlier but no Wi-Fi on Indian railway as we sit on a siding in our super-fast express. Thankfully my flight out of the capital city of Odisha isn’t for another 5 hours and we should reach the station where I’ll get down in 2. Plenty of time, no problem!
This evening I’ll fly to Delhi then a long layover before flight to the DFW via London Heathrow then on to Kansas City in time for dinner hopefully.
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It’s tough to capsulize the trip in a sentence or two so let me just say that in addition to seeing lives touched through clean water, I saw the power of vision and faith in action with an entrepreneurial spirit result in transformative development that touches the physical, material and spiritual.
This trip solidified for me the need and the reason for my efforts and may they continue to grow and increase and a harvest reaped beyond my wildest expectations!