June 7, 2019
Dear TATENDA Family–
In less than 24 hours we, the TATENDA Travel Team to India, will be on a flight to Munich and then to Mumbai. It’s finally come. Jolie arrived last night and we joined Mary Lou Verla, our Treasurer, for dinner at her home as a sendoff. Mary Lou will take us to the airport in Boston tomorrow afternoon. After about 19 hours in flight, we will arrive in Mumbai at 11:10 p.m. (India time) on Sunday… Pentecost Sunday! It is an appropriate day to step forward with the fire of God in our hearts.
We will be working with 165 local women and men in 3 cities in 120-degree heat at the beginning. Thankfully, we will be in a new building with some Air Conditioning in our rooms. As we set off, we want to thank you in advance for your support and prayers. Definitely, we are aware that heat and health will be our most significant challenges. So keep us in mind and you will hear from us in upcoming Updates from the Field as soon as we get settled.
Enjoy your temperate June. We will send warm waves of solidarity your way.
In Gratitude… Tatenda!
Nicki Verploegen and Jolie Monasterio
TATENDA International Travel Team to India