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.