Trevecca Nazarene University

TAG Team arrives in India

Trevecca Nazarene University’s TAG (Trevecca Around the Globe) missions team has made it to India.

They are currently in Coimbatore, where they will begin their ministry to the orphans at the Michael Job Orphanage. Michael Job Orphanage mostly serves orphan daughters of persecuted Christians.

“God is giving us the opportunity to go and minister to the very vulnerable of his children in India,” said trip leader Roy Philip, Professor of Marketing at Trevecca. “This is a great opportunity for us to travel to India on a mission to conduct VBS for 500 plus orphan girls in the city of Coimbatore, India. We deeply covet your continued prayers for our safety, good health, and a mission-mindset to glorify our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

Below is a detailed itinerary in central time that will allow readers to follow along and know how to daily pray for the group. Also, a list of prayer requests is included below.

Also, be sure to follow the team via their blog (link listed below).


ITINERARY—TAG Team India Trip May 2011

(Note: Time in Chennai, India is +10.5 hours ahead of US central time. Therefore, if it is 7 AM in Nashville, TN (CST), it is 5.30 PM in India.)

Sunday, May 8Travel Day

Monday, May 9Travel Day

Tuesday, May 10Travel Day

Wednesday, May 11VBS Registration and Set up Day

Thursday, May 12—VBS Day 1 – El Elyon

Friday, May 13VBS Day 2 – Jehovah Jireh

Saturday, May 14VBS Day 3 – Jehovah Makaddishken

Sunday, May 15VBS Day 4 – El Roi

Monday May 16VBS Day 5 – Jehovah Rohi

Tuesday, May 17
VBS Final Day

Wednesday, May 18Ooty Day Trip

Thursday, May 19Chennai Street Children Project, World Vision

Friday, May 20Visit to the United States Consulate Library, Chennai

Saturday, May 21Sunday Morning Church Service at St. Andrew’s Kirk, Chennai

Sunday, May 22Travel Day

Monday, May 23Travel Day

Prayer Requests from the TAG Team
  • Visa application process and approval (PRAISE!) 
  • Fund raising and prayer support (PRAISE!) 
  • Pre-trip arrangements – VBS materials, practice sessions, medical, get-together meetings, movie nights (PRAISE!)
  • Safe travel and security – air, train, and bus (both ways)
  • Travel – on-time flights, connecting flights, baggage arrival, customs (India)
  • Health and strength – jet lag, different food, climate, allergies, sicknesses, heat
  • VBS – a blessing to the orphan girls in Coimbatore, wisdom in ministering through songs, skits, games, and personal conversations
  • Dr. Job and his ministry and for all the orphan girls that their hearts may be open and ready for the VBS
  • Various places in Ooty and Chennai to be visited
  • Friendship, fellowship, and unity within the team
  • Sponsors – Dr. Roy Philip, Dr. Bryce Fox (his daughter Brealle), and Ms. Tiffany Thornton
  • God would do something “in” us rather than “through” us