Hello there. I am emailing you to remind you I am traveling to India on Thursday, February 7th, and returning Wednesday, February 20th, 2013. My husband and I are flying on the same flights with Israel, and when we arrive in India, we will be spending time with our adopted family (we now have 3 beloved children over there, Israel, Sanjay and Lux) and with very dear friends, as well as teaching and counseling at the different centers for Bombay Teen Challenge. You know by now how passionate I am about the work of Bombay Teen Challenge, and so very honored to be a part of it. I also thank you for the love that many of you showed Sanjay last summer, and Israel as he has prayed for so many of you during his time here this winter. I would very much appreciate your prayers as we travel. I will resume regular office counseling hours on Monday, February 25th.
As I prepare to travel, I also wanted to say that I would like for the work we have started together to continue even while I am away. I will have access to email, and I ask that you purposefully reach out on our appointment day and time to let me know how you are doing; how your situation is progressing, and how you are feeling about you and your situation. Please do not limit yourself to reaching out only on your appointment day; if something comes up, please do not hesitate to email me. You can be sure that my concern and care for you will continue, no matter where I am in this world. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. If something comes up for you that you cannot handle on your own, please reach out for help.
We celebrated 2 years in our current location on January 31st, and we thank you for being a part of this incredible blessing that is Journey to Hope. This private practice is a realization of a dream, and we find ourselves amazed at what God has done. Your life and your situation and your struggles are very important to me, and I am very thankful that your life has intersected with mine and our journey to hope together has made a difference in both of our lives. You matter. Your life matters. Don’t forget that.
As I said, you will be in my thoughts and prayers as I travel. I will see you back on my calendar after I return from India. Remember, there is always HOPE. HOPE that your situation can change, that you can change; that others can change; that God is greater than anything you faced on this earth.
Many have asked if I will be blogging about the trip and about when new therapy groups will be starting. Watch the website for updates about the trip, as well as dates for upcoming groups for men, women and teenagers.
In Christ, Susie