The 91.3 WCSG mission team. John Balyo (bottom right).
India (MNN) ― A team of listeners with MNN sister station 91.3 WCSG in Grand Rapids, Michigan finished up their ministry in India with Orphan Outreach.
Morning Show host John Balyo says they started their trip with an 18-hour bus trip because pilots with the airline were on strike.
"We started our week in the foothills of the Himalayas in a town called Manali," says Balyo. "There we spent time with about 95 kids in an orphanage playing games, sharing Bibles stories, and doing crafts." Just spending time with the kids was monumental because they rarely have visitors, he added.
From Manali, the radio team traveled back to Delhi where they were able to visit two different slums. "I had a chance to visit with the director of one of the projects who ministers to the kids in the slums. He said the people there are uneducated and they don't know a lot about their background--which happens to be Muslim. So they're very willing and very receptive to people coming in and sharing the love of Christ, which has been really cool. We were able to do just that. We told Bible stories through interpreter. So as those seeds were planted, we'll just see what God does from there."
Pray for the team as they deal with jet lag. Pray for the orphans that they'll remember the lessons they learned and the love they received, and eventually will give their hearts to Christ.