Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hello Delhi

Saturday we flew to Delhi and were greeted at the airport by Joy Miller Allen who works with her husband, Kyle. They are FHU alumni. Joy helped us acquire taxis and went with us to our hotel to help us get settled in for the evening.

Sunday morning we checked out of the hotel and went to the Allen's home to store our luggage and left for church services with them. Kyle arranged for our taxi driver, a Sikh, to take us to the church building.

Services were conducted in part by Bro. Sonny David who has been to the FHU Lectureship. We also saw his brother, Samson David, whom we had met before at FHU. He holds a very high position in the university system of India.

It was interesting to see how many connections we had with the people there.

The Allen's daughters were absolutely delightful!
We had lunch together at a Ruby Tuesday's, happy to have something familiar to eat.

Our team of seven left Delhi, taking only overnight bags, and rode a small private tourist bus to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. An artist demonstrated the art of inlaying white marble with precious stones, as was done in decorating the Taj. Small pieces of lapis, malachite, mother-of-pearl, and carnelian are cut and smoothed on a polishing wheel. Small gouges in the marble are then fitted with colorful gems forming designs, secured with their special homemade glue and then polished.

The Taj Mahal was partially obscured by the early morning fog, but still magnificent.

-Laurel Sewell
Location:Delhi, India


  1. I have loved all of these posts!! Very ready for you all to be home!!!

  2. Great stories! We will see you in March. We are in Tampa, FL hoping the warm weather will help improve my health. Jeff and Ellen