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We have immensely enjoyed our time in Mussoorie so far. It took us quite a few days to get here, and so it feels like we have already been here for a while, even though it is still towards the beginning of our trip! Even though we had quite a few bumps in the road getting here, we thankfully arrived safe and sound.

 We have had the pleasure of spending our last three days at a school in the Jordi Village. It takes us about 7 miles to walk to the school, and then 7 miles to walk back to the house. Thankfully, the hike is breathtaking! We have been able to spend time with the children at the school by teaching them classes, updating their sponsorship cards and sharing testimonies. The first day at the school, we taught the little ones, and the second day at the school we taught the older kids. Tomorrow, we will be going once again to teach the parents of the children. We will also be doing nutrition physical assessments with each of the children.

We have had the pleasure of spending our last three days at a school in the Jordi Village. It takes us about 7 miles to walk to the school, and then 7 miles to walk back to the house. Thankfully, the hike is breathtaking! We have been able to spend time with the children at the school by teaching them classes, updating their sponsorship cards and sharing testimonies. The first day at the school, we taught the little ones, and the second day at the school we taught the older kids. Tomorrow, we will be going once again to teach the parents of the children. We will also be doing nutrition physical assessments with each of the children.

 The kids are all very precious, and have a lot of spunk! It has been fun getting to know each of them more, as we get to spend more days with them.

The kids are all very precious, and have a lot of spunk! It has been fun getting to know each of them more, as we get to spend more days with them.

 Cassy has been such a blessing to our team. At home, she is a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant, as well as one of my best friends. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the disabled children of the village. This coming week, she will have many more opportunities to work with more and more children. Here, disabled children are extremely maltreated due to the cast system. Hardly ever does one offer one on one time with them, let alone insight to the parents on how they may help their kids. She has also been joyfully updating the sponsorship cards. I love seeing her interact with the kids. Cassy is truly a blessing!

Cassy has been such a blessing to our team. At home, she is a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant, as well as one of my best friends. She has had the opportunity to work with some of the disabled children of the village. This coming week, she will have many more opportunities to work with more and more children. Here, disabled children are extremely maltreated due to the cast system. Hardly ever does one offer one on one time with them, let alone insight to the parents on how they may help their kids. She has also been joyfully updating the sponsorship cards. I love seeing her interact with the kids. Cassy is truly a blessing!

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 Each of these girls have worked so hard and have poured their hearts into each task they are given. I am so grateful for each of them!

Each of these girls have worked so hard and have poured their hearts into each task they are given. I am so grateful for each of them!

 Courtney is our spunky little nutritionist with a large heart (who also happens to be my cousin). She is a go getter and will joyfully get things done. She has enjoyed teaching the little ones about nutrition and she also had a chance to share her testimony! The kids have loved her lessons and also have enjoyed singing her songs and teaching her new games. Courtney also had the opportunity to lead worship at church this morning. We adore her!

Courtney is our spunky little nutritionist with a large heart (who also happens to be my cousin). She is a go getter and will joyfully get things done. She has enjoyed teaching the little ones about nutrition and she also had a chance to share her testimony! The kids have loved her lessons and also have enjoyed singing her songs and teaching her new games. Courtney also had the opportunity to lead worship at church this morning. We adore her!

Priscilla is our down to earth quiet soul loving spirit, as well as one of my best friends. Her love for nutrition and Jesus radiates from her. She has enjoyed teaching the little ones nutrition classes, as well as teaching a class on breastfeeding. Tomorrow, she will be helping to complete physical assessments on each of the kids. She has really loved spending time with the little ones, and even got to teach Sunday school today!

 Jasmine is our sweet and kind hearted spirit, as well as one of my best friends. She happily helps wherever she is needed, and she has truly been a huge help so far! Jasmine has mainly been heading up updating our sponsorship cards. In the two days we have visited the Jordi school, we have been able to complete 33 cards! This is a lot of work for two days, and without Jasmine, it truly would not have been possible. She has so lovingly spent time with each of the kids and we love her so much for it!

Jasmine is our sweet and kind hearted spirit, as well as one of my best friends. She happily helps wherever she is needed, and she has truly been a huge help so far! Jasmine has mainly been heading up updating our sponsorship cards. In the two days we have visited the Jordi school, we have been able to complete 33 cards! This is a lot of work for two days, and without Jasmine, it truly would not have been possible. She has so lovingly spent time with each of the kids and we love her so much for it!

Natalie Baugh