I Was Wrong About a Few Things -- Beth Lovendahl
- I thought we were coming to India to serve poor Indian children. The only correct part of that is that we came to India. I have been served way more than I have served. I haven’t done any work. I’ve only played, learned, loved, and cried happy tears. And I wouldn’t described these beautiful souls as poor children. I’ve met happy, loved, smart, funny, kind, healthy, adorable, loving children.
- I thought I was coming here with amazing teens. That’s partly true. But I’m here with phenomenal young adults who have become like my children, I LOVE them!
-Ashlee is so kind and loving and seems wise beyond her years. She is such a pleasure to be around. She is a hard worker and the kids adore her.
-Austin is the “Bag Man”. He has been such a help to me! From saving my life (massive spider) to taking care of our team’s education bag. Not sure what I would do without him and so grateful he is on our team.
-Brandon is funny! He is dominating our quote book. I adore him and his laugh. This trip would not be the same without him. Watching him role around in the dirt with the kids was pure joy.
-Camden is my favorite punk! :) He has such a great sense of humor and I can’t imagine life without him. He is always happy and his smile is contagious.
-Madi was on both my prep team and village team and honestly I cannot imagine how I would have gotten through my first expedition to India without her. She is so talented and with her India experience she has saved me time and time again.
-Ryan has a quiet strength that I admire and have been so grateful for. She’s always prepared and thoughtful and someone I really look up to, and not just because she’s tall ;) The kids loved her lessons and were always so engaged!
-Sassy said she’s her Mom’s favorite and I believe it! She’s kind, funny, and a great story teller. (And he scooted away….) I know she left a lasting impact on these kids, it was amazing to watch her interact with them.
1, 2 Blue Crew - These teens have my heart and any one of them could quite possibly have a future educating young kids. Watching them love these little ones brought tears to my eyes daily. I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work they put into being here and the difference they made once they got here. We <3 Dansa!!