Wednesday, March 9, 2011


As with all trips abroad our plans for this summer continue to develop. I was able to Skype with Richard yesterday and we locked down several logistics and new ideas emerged.

The latest? Chris and I are going to teach a 3 day photo-graphy class!!! In India there is a distinction between photo and graphy. I chuckle every time.

This will be my third photo class in Madurai but with Chris' fresh ideas I think it's going to be the best yet!

Our students will be a mix of fieldworkers who are responsible of taking photos of ministry events. These photos are used as accountability to donors and buzz for future events. Unfortunately, they evoke little inspiration.

We're hoping to have a small class (5-8) so we can cover the basics quickly and practice throughout the city. Getting outside the classroom is a very unorthodox way of teaching but I think our students will really enjoy it. This way the students will get hands on experience and Chris and I will be able to give back to our host!

I'm excited to work on a mutual project with Chris and think this will be an awesome opportunity to get to know some of the Samuel's staff better and get their view of Madurai. I'm hoping we can work a few field trips into the budget. While many of our students have grown up in Madurai they've had little opportunity to enjoy the city. How cool would it be to pay their admission to the Thirumalai Nayak Palace (40 Rs each/90 cents) and organize a picnic in the courtyard!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Chris and Jessica,
    Just thinking about the experiences you will have in India is exciting in itself. We wish you many blessings on your mission trip and we know your work will help many mothers and children. Would love to see your pics when you get back.
    In His Love, Fred and Judy