October 24, 2011
Daniela Hreniuc – was at several of our dream centers this past Jan – March. Here are her reflections:…. When I was in India for 85 days, I could not wait to come home. All I could think about was eating a cheese burger, seeing my friends and family, actually sleeping in a comfortable bed and taking a real shower. I couldn’t wait to smell some fresh air and not be covered in mosquito bites. I …was so excited to sleep in a room that didn’t have spiders in every corner, lizards running all over the walls, and a rat in the air conditioning. I just wanted to be home. Well, now I’m home and all I can think about is being there. All I want is to be with those kids. I miss waking up at 6am to the sound of their little voices singing worship songs, and I can’t get them out of my mind. Imagine the sweetest, most loving, serving, faithful child that you can possibly imagine. Now multiply that by ten and you have the children of Good News India. Never in my wildest dreams would I have been able to come up with a child that is as amazing as all of those kids are. I can’t even tell you how many cups of tea I had per day, just because they loved to bring it to me. Every single meal I had was brought to me by at least 3 girls. They wouldn’t let me carry my things up or down the stairs, or even think about washing my own clothes. All that they wanted to do was serve me. Before I left I was so excited to serve them, and give them everything- but just being there is enough for them. It was kind of a slap in the face to see these kids who have nothing giving me everything. Don’t get me wrong, these kids drove me INSANE. I was constantly taking their pictures, and had at least 4 of them hanging on my arms at all times. All day I heard “Auntie! Auntie! Photo!” But now that I am home, I would give anything to have that back. All I can say is that I will forever be saving up my money to go back to India to see those precious little faces again, and again, and again…To further add to my post on what Daniela Hreniuc wrote… These kids are my cause, my passion, my reason to live. And it is all because of Calvary. Because He came to bring abundant life, that is what I can offer them… not just shelter and education, but full, meaningful life. I sense His presence the strongest when I am with these tribal kids and the lepers… because Jesus walks among them. A GNI tour is life-changing because of these kids… nothing else.