I’ve been meaning to write more about the project I’m serving with in India, but these last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity. The service group is called Ending All Roads to Silence (EARS), and the group was started at the University of Southern California. They were given a grant through the Tata Foundation.
There is an excellent goosebumps-inducing video linked here.
The details are:
- Two weeks in India. Two coworkers, myself, a photographer
- 90+ children with hearing loss.
- 30 new hearing aids, 4 new cochlear implants.
- 100+ teachers.
- 3 convents.
- Books, bubbles, wind-up toys, and a parachute!
- Training teachers and nuns on using strategies for helping children with hearing loss to listen and talk (!! my favorite thing !!)
I am asking for your prayer for our safe travels, for calm and loving spirits, and for clear instruction (on our part). I’m by turns excited, anxious, distracted, and in “auto-mode” as we just finished packing and the final week of school. But I’m overjoyed to be part of this service project, and I know that we will make a small difference in these children’s lives (a small small difference).
Many photos and details to follow in a few weeks. I will try to update this blog or post some photos on Facebook / Instagram so you’ll know I’m alive.
Finally, I look forward to updates about each of your alls’ summers!