I am so thankful to arrive when I did. It just so happened that two teams were in town, one from the states and one from the UK. That also meant I really had no direction for the first week but it was ok because I was able to go to aftercare homes for 3 days in the week. On Tuesday I went to one home I had been to before with one of the teams. I love getting to see the girls and even just see more of the city in the process. So initially I was just going to observe and see what they were doing and spend time with the girls. However, there was a slight change in plans and because one of the team members wasn't there I was asked if I would help out with one of their projects. The project happened to be was feet washing, followed by doing a pedicure. I definitely love the imagery of Jesus washing his disciples feet and think it carries along with it some powerful lessons. It was a very interesting thing to be a part of cross culturally though, and many of the girls were very uncomfortable with it and did not want to take part in it. I definitely don't blame them and if they didn't want their feet done then we would wash their hands and paint their nails. I have to think that in some ways the girls were feeling some of the same things that the disciples were when Jesus said he wanted to wash their feet. It is such a tangible way of serving someone that makes much more of an impact than just speaking things. There were certainly some awkward parts, but those happen all the time in India. During the process, as I am continuing to try and be as present as possible in what I do, I kept thinking how grateful I was to be in India and being able to serve a population of girls that I love so much. As much as I have gone back and forth about the implications and repercussions of the feet washing, I am left with the thought that it did no harm, and there is great potential for good out of it. The experience was enriching for me and I was thankfully able to process it with my boss on the way back to the office. For better or worse, I appreciate experiences to learn, be aware, and discern from.