Jennifer arrived in Northern Ireland on the 18th November after a long and tiring flight from India. The 6 degrees temperature was a bit of a shock to the system – 22 degrees plus in India.
After much needed rest and a good night’s sleep, Jennifer prepared herself for the week ahead. It was snowing – Jennifer had never seen snow before.
On Friday 20th Jennifer was the guest speaker at a fundraising lunch in Millside Restaurant, Cloughmills . The local business community were touched by her story and contributed generously to the work of The Francina Foundation and The Rose of Sharon project.
Saturday saw us heading down to the North Coast and the Giant’s Causeway for a bit of sightseeing. Jennifer was not fooled by the stories of Finn McCool though!!
Sunday was a busy day for Jennifer – 2 morning services in High Kirk Church and 1 evening service in Muckamore Church. Again both congregations were deeply moved as Jennifer told them about the Devadasis, and her vision to rescue the young girls trapped in prostitution.
150 ladies came along to High Kirk Church on the Monday evening and listened intently as Jennifer spoke about her work with the Devadasis. They asked many questions and again a big thank you to all those who gave so generously to The Francina Foundation.
On Tuesday the ladies from the India Team travelled to Belfast for a little bit of retail therapy. Belfast is our capital city, yet to Jennifer, after the noise and business of Bangalore, Belfast seemed so small.
On Wednesday morning Jennifer left Northern Ireland to return home.
Sometimes you realise that your faith, your values, your need to do something have prepared you “for such a time as this” Jennifer is an inspiration to us all and lives what she believes.