After breakfast we attended Sunday School and worship services with their local congregation. The children are very well mannered and enjoyed showing off their memory verses and singing along with Bullfrogs and Butterflies. They are darling to see as their bright eyes dance with each new activity.
Each man in the congregation had a part leading the worship service. They sang with enthusiasm and listened attentively during the teaching and testimony times. They were glad to welcome us over and over. The service was uplifting and humbling.
After worship, Mahendra gave us a tour of the school where he and Jyoti once lived and where he is now principal and teacher and Jyoti serves as teacher as well. The school is leased for a ten year period. He has purcahsed land to build his own school as the community has rallied around him and come to love him. It is easy to love Mahendra and Jyoti, his mother Tabita and their three children. What a beautiful family they are!
Jyoti served us a delicious lunch of fish, rice, curried vegetables and pork rinds. We are certainly eating well here in West Bengal!