Liam Lynch

11 November 2016

It has been a long two years since I first visited Udayan. It seems longer still because initially the desire to return was so strong. After that, came the deeper impact of spending time with the wonderful people of Udayan and Kolkata. Everyone there is so grateful for what they have – some clothes, some food, a place to sleep, an education. And grateful, joyful people are a pleasure to be with – such virtues are contagious. The work of founder James Stevens and everyone involved, has created a nurturing environment to call home. I’m looking forward to this trip which we call a mission – not because of any great service that we take to them, but because of the gifts they give to us in the mission-field of our own hearts. In addition to the company, I’m looking forward to the simplicity of life, the food, the dancing, the singing and the noise and colour of India, plus the opportunity to visit the home and tomb of SAINT Mother Teresa of Calcutta!