Friday, April 25, 2008

Bummer and Growth

Ryan's camera was stolen yesterday as we rode the bus home from T. Nagar to Little Mount. We noticed it gone 2 stations before our stop and got off the bus. The bus guys told us to file a report and check back in 30 minutes. We did get to the police station and though the help of a guy also filing a stolen police report got our paperwork done. The police even cracked a joke that they were second to Scotland Yard. Yep, only God can get our camera back.

I am glad to see growth in Ryan. I think a year ago he would have cussed, screamed and not dealt as well with the police. They dictated what they wanted written in his own handwriting. He was patient, something that is cool to see growing in him. I don't know how to describe how proud I am of him.

Yeah he is sad and depressed, didn't sleep well - shoot he used his own train money on this camera but he is also ok. We talked with Anna that evening about the theft, how we feel and that we are grateful we are all safe. It will take some time for him to feel better from his theft of peace and trust in man.

We walked home from the bus stand.

Nothing can really make Ryan feel better but time and God's peace and of course getting the camera back.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Womens Day and Bags

We have 15,000 clients at Growing Opportunity, its hard to remember them all. One of the great things is that at Women's Day in March we gave out thousands of bags that have the Growing Opportunity Logo. Since then we have seen 5 bags and got pictures of 3 of them.

First one is at the long Saidapet Bus Stand

My Vegetable Lady - You can read about her on my family site by clicking here

The Third one was in T. Nagar on South Usman on the way to the bus stand.

# 4 was at Mary Gloria's house. Her sister is a client :)

# 5 was walking out of Mary Gloria's slum to LDG Road I saw a guy carrying one. These bags sure get around.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Pictures of Life in Chennai

Here are some pictures I have taken in the past 2 days.

Its Holi time and some kids have the pink powder.

Here is a cow in a very busy intersection, I don't know where he came from.

Here is how some services dry clothes.

Anna wants soy nuts and knows how to get them!

Anna still is sick, she is sleeping on daddy.