Sunday, January 20, 2008

January 20, 2007 - from Adilabad to the village of Umri, Maharashtra

VILLAGE WELCOME. One year ago today, our bicycle group arrived in the village of Umri, home of Umri Christian Hospital--the aging medical facility for which our ride was raising awareness and funds for a complete rebuild. We were welcomed both by the village leaders and residents as well as the hospital, nursing school, church, youth hostel, and English school students, staff, and friends. Hundreds of people lined the road and campus to greet us. On campus, we had a huge celebration under a tent to shield us from the hot sun. Great singing, gracious words, joyful hearts. What a day it was!

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