As you may know, I went to India on a missions trip with Blue Ridge Community Church from January 8-17. We had a great team, eight people split evenly - four girls and four guys. While there, we ministered to a group of people called the Yenadi in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Our team had the pleasure of participating in baptisms, church dedications, a pastor's conference, and teachings in local churches. Below are a few photos from my time there!
On a side note, at the recommendation of a close friend, I didn't take my SLR camera. All of these photos were taken with my Canon Powershot S90, which I've been very please with!
The first set of photos are from the first church that I went to while in Andhra Pradesh. The sweetness of the people and their worship brought tears to my eyes, and participating in the baptism was a great joy!
These next photos are from the orphanage where are team was staying. I took them all from the balcony on the third floor, looking out over the city.
Participating in the pastor's conference was awesome. Here are photos of the pastors lining up to go into the church, the church itself, some food preparation, part of the team leading worship, and other faces from the conference.
On one of our trips out to a church, we happened upon this beautiful lake and one of the most peaceful scenes I've ever experienced. The photos from the people in this church are some of my favorite, and I LOVED the cool plates we got to eat off (that's the photo of leaves sown together).
More photos will be coming soon in a second post!