An India Legacy
Have you ever wanted to experience the joy of a Wonder Voyage pilgrimage while truly seeing what Legacy is all about? Don’t miss this exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ring in the New Year with the children of Good News India.
Wonder Voyage has been serving in India for over a decade. In 2016, we produced ‘Acres of Diamonds,’ an award-winning documentary that highlights the work GNI is doing to free thousands of children from indentured slavery. This December, we will take a group of generous individuals on a voyage to several GNI Dream Centers to both encourage the kids and look for ways to invest in their future. This unique journey is filled with a cultural richness, adventure and an opportunity to truly change the life of these children.
Through cultural immersion, expert guides, and an insider’s perspective, we’ve developed a one-of-a-kind itinerary. We’ll end the trip with three days in the Golden Triangle, visiting some of India’s most precious cultural icons like the Red Palace and the Taj Mahal.
It’s a partnership 11 years in the making. Are you ready to be a part of a Legacy?
- Single Supplement: +$300
What is included in price:
- All lodging
- Breakfast and dinner
- All ground transportation
- A one-of-kind pilgrimage
- Quality tour leaders
- Unique cultural experiences
What is NOT included in price:
- Travel insurance*
- Snacks/extreme dietary needs
- Visa necessary for India
*Travel insurance is required.
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required to save your place. The balance of three equal payments are due June 1, August 1 and October 1.
- Day 1 – Delhi to Bhubaneshwar (Friday, December 28)
Our team will fly in to the bustling city of Delhi in Northern India in the early morning hours. We’ll get to know our fellow pilgrims over breakfast before flying to the headquarters of Good News India (GNI) in Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Odhisa State. We’ll settle into our hotel, enjoy a delicious evening meal, and have a time of orientation before getting a good nights rest to prepare us for the adventure ahead.
- Day 2 – Puri (Saturday, December 29)
The majority of our time over the next week will be spent visiting a handful of Dream Centers to get an idea of the rich ministry GNI is pouring out on thousands of children who would otherwise be trapped in a short life of slavery. Through a thorough education, loving care, nutritious meals and the chance to be kids, GNI is changing the future of India through the lives of her most precious diamonds. Our first Dream Center is Puri where we’ll see how we can leave a legacy that will last for generations.
- Day 3 – Ashroi (Sunday, December 30)
One of the most remarkable Dream Centers is Ashroi, City of Refuge. Lepers in India are societies pariahs. Though leprosy (Hanson’s Disease) is easy to cure, anyone who has had leprosy carries that stigma for the rest of their lives. As an outcast from society, they’re denied housing, healthcare, education and the dignity of being human. The children of lepers, usually without the disease themselves, remain outcasts. GNI has been actively reaching out to leper communities bringing dignity, love and care to a people cast away.
- Day 4 – Thidi (Monday, December 31)
We’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve in a special place. In 2009, this area of India was under intense persecution. The Thidi Dream Center was surrounded by stone-throwing crowds for three days. As we visit today you’ll hear the miraculous story of how God spared these children and how they may be the boldest witnesses for Christ you’ll ever encounter. Tonight we bring in the New Year with these remarkable kids.
Learn more about Thidi Dream Center.
- Day 5– Cuttack (Tuesday, January 1)
Dream Centers cannot succeed without a dedicated staff and directors who’ve made these kids their mission. As we visit Cuttack we’ll engage with two directors and hear their story. We’ll witness, on the first day of 2019, what the future in India will look like through the eyes of these remarkable people and the children they serve.
Learn more about Cuttack Dream Center.
- Day 6– Ganjam (Wednesday, January 2)
Our last day with the Dream Centers will be at Ganjam situated near the coast in southern Orissa. These kids can truly dance, sing and worship with vibrancy and enthusiasm like you’ve never seen anywhere else. Many of them lost their fathers in fishing accidents, but they’ve found a new Father in God. This will be your chance to shake a leg with these kids. Tonight we’ll fly out to Delhi where we’ll overnight.
Learn more about Ganjam Dream Center.
- Day 7– Taj Mahal (Thursday, January 3)
On the second half of our journey we’ll visit some of India’s cultural treasures. This morning we head to the Taj Mahal, “the teardrop on the ocean of time.” This is the crown jewel of our tour, and we’ll make sure you have plenty of time to enjoy and take in any last minute pleasures in India. The meals and exploration will be sublime.
- Day 8– Jaipur (Friday, January 4 – 5)
Morning is the best time to jump on our elephants (yes, literal elephants) and ride to the Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur. We’lll spend the afternoon exploring the old city: The Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal), City Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Royal Gaitore (a royal cremation ground for the Kachhwaha Rajput kings and the members of the royal family). This evening we’ll fly into Delhi and catch early morning flights back to our homes knowing our worlds will never be the same.
Shawn Small – Voyage Director
For the past twenty years, Shawn’s Wonder Voyage has led thousands of seekers into the ancient sacrament of pilgrimage in over forty countries. He is a storyteller, author, documentary film maker and a wonderful host.
Faiz Rahman – Founder of Good News India
Faiz Rahman was born and raised in a Muslim home in Calcutta, India. He found the joy in Jesus Christ while he was in high school under the ministry of missionaries. After completing his Doctorate in the U.S., Dr. Rahaman pioneered a church in Houston, Texas and served as the President of a college in Phoenix, Arizona. In 1998, he founded Good News India, focusing on rescuing thousands of children who were under the yoke of indentured slavery in rural India. He has worked tirelessly in that vision for over 20 years. In 2012, after 35 years of marriage, Dr. Rahman’s beautiful wife Joy went to be with her Lord and Savior following a battle with cancer. Dr. Rahman currently splits his time between the U.S. and India offices of GNI.