India Changed Me—A Mission Trip's Enduring Transformation

India forever changed me. 

My first visit was as a journalist, to a community development program and what I experienced then led me to return on another trip, that time to volunteer after I retired. Initially, I expected to be wary of the food, but I was not concerned about my personal safety. After reading about India's deep, pervasive poverty I did not expect to make more than a dust mote of difference.