Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I just returned from a scrumptious Thai lunch with Kyle Meleski and Jim Oehrig of ALM.  Thanks for lunch chaps!  Jim filled me in on a lot of things I need to see when at Karigiri.  It is a much bigger operation than I had thought and even has a research center!  I can't wait to see this with my own two eyes.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Some of you might be interested to know where I will be in India.  Here are a few links.

Global Alpha Training
For Ranchi:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranchi
For Jharkand State:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharkhand

For Jharsuduga:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jharsuguda
For Odisha (formerly Orissa) State:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orissa

For Global Alpha Training:  http://gat.alpha.org/

American Leprosy Partner:  Karigiri Hospital
For Chennai (formerly Madras):  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai
For Vellore:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vellore
For Karirgiri Hospital:  http://www.karigiri.org/page/home/
For Tamil Nadu State:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_Nadu

For American Leprosy Mission:  http://www.leprosy.org/
Please pray for all those whose lives have been turned upside down by Sandy.  I cannot imagine how awful it must be to return to one's home to find it wrecked, burned down, or severely damaged.  Pray for those who have lost loved ones and loved pets.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Here is my new itinerary...first rule of travel:  Be flexible.


1:20 PM:  CharlotteNew York (3:11 PM)
11 PM:  New YorkDubai
November 5
8:30 PM:  Arrival Dubai
November 6
2:00 AM:  Dubai – Kolkata (7:40 AM)
10:50 AM:  Kolkata – Ranchi (11:40 AM)
November 8
Global Alpha Training – Jharsuduga
November 9
Global Alpha Training – Jharsuduga
November 12
12:10 PM:  RanchiNew Delhi (1:55)
2:45 PM:  New Delhi – Chennai (5:25 PM)
November 13
American Leprosy Mission Partner:  Karigiri Hospital (Vellore)
November 17
3:30 AM:  Chennai – Dubai (6:20 AM)
8:30 AM:  DubaiNew York (1:50 PM)
6 PM:  New YorkCharlotte (8 PM)



It is now five days to take off. There are still a number of loose ends to be tied up, but most things are moving along smoothly. I am still quite a bit short of the total support needed so I appreciate all your prayers.  Till later...