Sunday, April 19, 2009


Hello from India~

So you would like to know what life in India is like?

Turn off the A/C. Oh, did I mention it has been up to 110 degrees?
You can use a ceiling fan but intermittently turn off the power just for fun!
Hand wash ALL of your clothes and hang them up inside the house to dry. It is way to dusty and dirty outside. YES!! I get a blister each week from wringing them out.
Eat only rice and yellow spicy stuff. Mainly beans in a spicy broth over it. Actually it is not too bad but rice from breakfast is not too good:) Oh, you can order Dominoes pizza once a week but you can only have barbecue chicken because the operator doesn't understand you and you didn't get cheese pizza. It is a bit off from american pizza but the crust is wonderfully like home.
Take a "bucket" once every couple of days. Jesse actually sat in the bucket this week because it was warm.
Have your kids or someone loudly chant or shout things daily from the street outside. What should they shout??? Doesn't matter it is hindi so you don't have to understand.
Let the neighbor's cow wander around the yard.
Oh, and about 20 stray dogs!
Let's not even go to the flies! WOW!!!

We never knew there were so many flies or types of beans.
We have found this amazing little melon that looks like a gourd but is so very sweet!!
Find about 40 kids and just love on them. Yes, they are definitely the highlight. They love to have their picture taken and love to talk to you and wonder why you don't respond.
We started new schools on Thursday. Ned, Sammi, Hannah and I are all teaching our own class. The translators this week are not as good but the faith of the kids is amazing.
It is so awesome to hear them recite the Lord's Prayer in hindi. They are so eager to learn english and more about God!

Please pray for supernatural language skills!

We went to an English speaking church today. The kids all danced and Sammi shared a testimony of how God is with you through whatever you are going through. And also that we in America are so very blessed and how we don't even realize it. Jesse was quite the hit with the hip hop team. That boy is too cute sometimes.
The metro is so fun to ride to him! Hannah is getting better at introducing herself and not being so shy. She is actually teaching a class of 30 by herself this week. Talk about having to speak in front of people.

Blessings all~

India is amazing and we are still in awe of how wonderful God is to allow us this service opportunity!
the Walkers

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Walker Family

Walker Family
Samantha, Ned, Jesse, Debbie & Hannah

What are the Walkers doing right now?

We are moving!!

The last week of August, our family will be moving long-term to Santiago, Dominican Republic. We will be working with YWAM Santiago and the Martin Family! We are super excited about this transition. But also praying for wisdom as we figure out visa's, residency, what to do with our things, etc...

As always, we are praying that the Lord will use us wherever we are!

Lord, help us not to miss the things you have prepared for us to do!