The Church Planters and Leadership Conference went well. We were able to pray for many of the pastors and their specific areas and churches. It was a wonderful time of renewal and re-focusing on the vision and mission of planting churches in the unreached places. Many of these pastors have been persecuted for their faith, but they had so much joy in being called into the ministry and preaching the Gospel.
We headed back to Delhi on Wednesday late afternoon. After arriving in Delhi around 11PM, we ended up getting up at 4AM to take a trip out to Arga for some R&R. Even though it was raining, we had the opportunity to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Taj Mahal.
Although we got to the airport around 2.5 hours before our flight, it was still a bit tight due to all the people and security checks. After the 14.5 hour plane ride back to Chicago, the GCC team and HMCC team split off to our respective destinations back home.
Our team will have to debrief and try to process everything that God was teaching us on this trip. Overall, we serve a faithful God that loves His people in India more than we will ever comprehend. We are just thankful that God invited us to be a part of what He was doing in India. Now the hard part is trying to apply everything that we have learned in our context. But one thing is for sure – we will never be the same.