Today, (Wednesday) found us heading out of Vizig toward a rural area for some sight-seeing and visiting of a small rural church. We were a party of about 15 persons in a mini-bus, including local (synod) officials and AELC leaders. Contrary to some weather predictions that had us facing possible rain and gale force winds, we had a glorious, mainly sunny day.
The Araku Valley area is one of the most scenic areas in this part of India--high, forested hills, terraced farmland, the Borra Caves--and free-range MONKEYS! "Do not tease the monkeys," is a sign one doesn't see in Moorhead, MN.
The welcome was warm, the singing memorable, and the post-worship meal was great, with some fried chicken that was out of this world.
Now I must sign off in order to get ready for an overnight train ride to our next destination. We are doing well, seeing lots, and making some wonderful new friends.
UMC will continue to be in disagreement
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