Ten days, nine disciples of Jesus, and 8,000 miles away from Richmond, Virginia! This has become the tradition of the GRCOC to send a small team of “missionaries” to visit, encourage, and inspire our sister church in Chennai, India during our Christmas break every other year.
The Chennai church has a membership of over 800 disciples, and we got around to meeting so many of them, worshipping God together, and visiting many of their homes. It was quite humbling to have this opportunity and even more convicting to see how little they had, how joyful they were, and how much they loved God.
With India having more than 50% of its population below the age of 25, we found ourselves connecting with lots of those young people at the HOPE School, The AIDS Orphanage, and the Campus / Teens Ministry.