Three days of teaching are done. So far they have gone well. I’m grateful to God for allowing me to be here. There is no doubt in my mind that this was not a result of providence. The students in my group are curious and asking wonderful, difficult questions. There are currently three discipleship schools going on at this compound and I am teaching at one of them. There is constantly worship music in English and Nepali being played. This is like an oasis in the desert. I feel refreshed just being here.
Now, that wasn’t the case two days ago. I was sick and not feeling well. On top of that, I was bummed out by certain plans falling through. Yet, despite that God has pulled through and is helping deliver the Word to my students.
I was reacquainted with an old friend the other day. One that many missionaries the world over are very familiar with. The cold bucket shower. Oh my goodness. It’s a rite of passage for any missionary to the developing world. It feels like a threshold is crossed the first time and its a moment of celebration. Every time after that? Not so much. I’m loving my time here in Nepal but I’m excited to get back to Taiwan and to hot showers with water pressure.
Speaking of Taiwan, its been on my heart all summer. I’m here doing exactly what I was called to do: preach the Word of God and make disciples. Yet, I’m ashamed at how much I have slackened in that ministry in Taiwan. I’ve been convicted of not doing my part. So, in short, I’ll be looking for more outreach opportunities in Taiwan this year.
This place, Nepal, is special to me. It feels like a place I could call home. Maybe one day I will. I’m looking at the mountains of Nepal right now and seeing their majesty and praising the Father for creating them. Still, I have seen with my own eyes the death grip the enemy has on this land. There is still much much work to be done here and in the neighboring country, India. Please keep both places in your prayers.
That’s all I have for now. Two days left of teaching. Pray that they are fruitful and faithful to God’s Word.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face to shine upon you and give you peace. That’s all for now travelers, see you next time.
Silk Road Mission