October 3rd, 2019 – DELHI
Brother Rajeev Chandra wants to give some of us a taste of India today and he takes us on a little tour through Delhi; some of the brothers, especially Brother Vin, are still resting from the long journey. We also have the Gupta brothers with us who support us while journeying through this northern part of India, and since this is all new territory for us and none of us speaks Hindi, we are extremely grateful for their tremendous help. God will bless them abundantly, because they took time off from their work to be with us.
There are many websites about this interesting Capitol city of India, and we just focus on one main site today: The Red Fort in Old Delhi, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
The diversity of this part of the city demands an entire day to truly enjoy the hidden treasures. The Red Fort was originally the fortified wall around Old Delhi, and the entire area covers 254 acres of land with palaces, halls, museums and other structures. It was actually constructed with white sandstone, but when the colour began to fade, the British determined to paint it red.
On our way to this most iconic monument, we experience never ending traffic jams, vendors everywhere along the dusty roads, and many friendly people, and I just let a few of the photos speak.
Last but not least I also want to mention, that I am amazed by our brothers when it comes to shopping. As soon as we stop to visit some of the stores with handcrafted items from India, they are starting to shop… not for themselves, but for their wives, families and also for the hard-working sisters in the background of the church back home, to which they refer to as the ‘inner vital organs’, that nobody can see, but without them the Body wouldn’t function. I just want to mention this in honour of our precious sisters and that it really impressed me. How much more it impresses the Lord, who sees everything that is done for His Kingdom, and He will reward them for all their sacrifice.