Pinpricks in the Curtain

India Through the Eyes of an Unlikely Missionary

by Isabella Flinn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/1/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781490834320
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781490834313
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9781490834337

About the Book

The sound of a massive drum was the first thing I noticed, when Juliet and I stepped out of the compact car. Each time the confident student struck the drum, the students that were lined up in neat rows facing him would expertly stand at attention then relax into the at-ease stance. With their little heads locked in position to face forward, only their curious eyes darted to appraise us, as we walked past them in flowing salwars toward their principal who stood waiting to greet us.
We were the invited guests to teach in their school. And it was very apparent by the radiant smiles on the poised faces of these well-mannered children that this was going to be a wonderful experience we would never forget.
I glanced at Juliet and realized that she, too, was barely containing her own enthusiasm, and why not? What seventeen-year-old American girl gets to teach alongside her mother in India?
Yes, India was our home for the next few weeks, and we were keenly aware with the sights, smells, and sounds that “home” would be different than what we were accustomed to. However, one blaring similarity remained: children are precious in His sight no matter which half of the globe they call home. Our goal was to convey that pivotal message to each student we had the privilege of serving here in this unfamiliar part of the world.

About the Author

Isabella Flinn is a music teacher in Ohio. Her short-term mission trips to India began with her daughter’s call to serve India’s “untouchables.” The e-mails sent to her husband during the trips were forwarded to friends of friends and prompted the writing of this book.