So I haven’t got to see this movie yet and I was really looking forward to it even BEFORE last night’s Oscar win.
I can’t believe it’s been this long ago, but a little over 10 years ago I had the opportunity to go to India in a mission trip. It was the most unbelievable & life changing trip of my life. We were in Bombay (now called Mumbai) for a month and a half and spent time in the slums, working with the street kids and a pastor who has a church in the slums of Bombay. We even got to visit a part of Bollywood. But by far the most amazing thing was working with the street kids of Bombay. I developed a friendship with a little boy Raja who I still think about and wonder whatever happened to (here he is).
A friend of mine who was on the same trip had just emailed me recently saying I really needed to see this movie, that it would bring back a lot of memories. So anyway, even though I’ve not watched it, I love the rags to riches theme–I love that they took kids directly from the Mumbai streets to play the role. I love it. Here are a few pictures from my time in India. If you EVER get the chance to go to India, do it. The sites and scents will never leave your memory–and that can be good and bad at times. I’m reminded of Amy Carmichael’s mission to rescue the Indian children. There is a ton of information about her work in India. I love the response she gave to this question:
While serving in India, Amy received a letter from a young lady who was considering life as a missionary. She asked Amy, “What is missionary life like?” Amy wrote back saying simply,
“Missionary life is simply a chance to die.”
“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” Matt. 10:39