Here is this country of Kerala What kind of land is it? And what sort of people are they who live there and call it their home? It is a land of wandering beggars, pil grims, strolling players, conjurors, snake-charmers, where people bathe the baby at the roadside and cut their hair in the street; where the sun is very hot and the hills are very high — a country of palm trees and streams, temples and crowded streets, tigers, bisons and elephants. It is the country that sends us pepper and coffee and tea. I ask you to come with me. We will travel to gether along the roads, see how the people live, climb their hills, and talk of adventures. We will see the children at their play and in their schools, and we will see how in this beautiful land, amongst a simple and lovable people, the Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is bringing blessing amongst them all.