Saturday, September 10, 2011

We have arrived!

ok my friends.... I know I left you hanging there.
I was having a hard time trying to figure out how I was going to finish up this trip.
Really God moved so much before I even left, I wasn’t sure what to say.
After multiple talks at church and with friends. I have come to a conclusion, but I will save that for the end.
Check out I've Got this for the 1st part of my trip.
So we get back to the airport, enjoyed are day out in Hong Kong. Or in my  much a I could. Looking back, it was great to see all that we did. Props to Alyssa for hooking us up!
Alyssa and I make are way down to the lost & found. 
We walked in the door, and the lady I had left my info with kind perked up when I walked in.
She said. “We found your bag!”
I through my upper half onto the desk and exclaimed, “Praise Jesus!!”
She continues, “We found it do you say.. in toilet.”
I looked at her, thinking my bag would be soaking wet, and then realized she meant that they found it in the bathroom. 
Nothing was touched, or moved. Now from my memory, I took my bag out of the bathroom. How it ended up there we are not sure, but praise Jesus for finding it and keeping it safe for me. 
All was well in the world as we heading onto our next flight!

The Stupa
We arrived in nepal late. It was very dark, and everything was shut down for the night.
We got to the place we would be staying, and hit the sack! Excited to sleep lying down, with a pillow under head.  
We were staying in Bouda, 
which is close to the Stupa.

A majority of Nepali people are Buddhist. As part of their religion, the must pray to buddha. 
They walk around the Stupa, spinning prayer wheels, keeping track of the # of times they have prayed with prayer beads.
One of many Monasteries
We spent the majority of our time going to monasteries & hindu sites.
We prayed over them, and 
as we walked from place to place. 

Half way through a trip, we had a women’s retreat. 
There are believers in nepal, just not many. I was amazed at the turn out, we had 30 or so women from around the area. It was encouraging to me, to see that God is moving in Nepal. I enjoyed teaching them, and encouraging them as the continue to live is such a lost place.

In the end, I prayed. A Lot.

I don’t remember the last time I prayed as much. And in doing so, God was able to show himself to me in ways I could have never imagined.

Women's Retreat
One of the things I enjoy most about going on a missions trip is that I know God will show himself to me.

On this trip, I saw his heart. How he loves the Nepali people and wants so much for them to turn away from their idol gods and worship him, The one true God.

God’s love is far beyond any words I could use to express. If you have not experienced it, I encourage to you seek after him. He loves you too, and wants you to turn away from whatever it is that you worship, and worship him! Allow him to change your life! 

Here are a few more photos!

Calling Home
Prayer Wheels

The Thangka....made all from sand

Ladies Retreat

Nepali Church

Heading Home

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