We are fixing the old children’s home, such as Re-doing and strengthening the foundations of the building. Re-building all the walls on the first to the third floor. That means retrofitting pillars by doubling their sizes. We are so excited that we will finally be able to use this building again! This renovation work might take a while before we complete it. There is a lot of work that needs to be done, such as fixing drainage, plastering, plumber work, toilets, showers, etc.
For the last few weeks, it has been raining nonstop. The heavy monsoon rain is causing massive flooding and landslides in different parts of Nepal. Unfortunately, the areas where we live are no exception. Yesterday the wall close to the old children’s home fell. It happened during the daytime, and thank God no one was hurt. Currently, this building is used by our elderly people, and we are currently working on moving them to a secure location. We appreciate your prayers that the rain would stop and for the favor that our neighbors will fix the problem with their wall that collapsed. We are happy that the children are safe and dry in the newest building (except the boys who choose to walk out in the rain here
As you all know, the summertime is also monsoon time in Nepal, and for several years we have been struggling with flooding around the children’s home building. This is because all of our neighbors have elevated their properties to 20-30feet more than the original properties. This makes all the rainwater drain to our property because we are on the bottom before it goes out to the main road. Please be praying for the neighbours and the fund to fix the drainage situation.
Here is a short video where you can see the amount of water flooding through the garden and property and also through the first floor of the building
As the country opens, We can have our families and friends visit us. This month, We have hosted my longtime friend Mark Spitsbergen. We had our first meetings together in 2006 and have been ministering together in Nepal since then. This time he ministered in two of our local fellowships in Kathmandu. After the sessions, we traveled together with some of our leaders to Dhading Ganga Jumuna village municipality and did a two-day leadership meeting for pastors and leaders. It was so beautiful to see so many receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost and speak in unknown tongues. Pastor Mark preached for two full days, and I translated both days. In addition, a handful of older kids who grew up at Mahima Children Home also came with us Fule is one of these kids. He also joined the meetings and is actively serving God in his local village. Ram joined us for two days. He, too, has grown up in the children’s home and now works in for the government of Nepal.
Seeing many pastors and couples from the south-west and north-west come together with pastors and leaders from India was beautiful. Spending three days with them was beautiful, teaching, preaching, and praying for them.
The Lord did a lot of healing and miracles in these meetings. The seminar was refreshing for many pastors and leaders.
It was beautiful to have a pastors and leaders seminar in Dolakha. It was time for encouraging and empowering. It was a blessing to see brother Jagat also join us. One of our Bible School 2007 graduates, Jagat Thami, has started two churches in this area. When we began the work in this area in 2006, at that time, there were very few believers, but now there are several churches in this area. What an honor to work with these excellent leaders and continue to see His kingdom grow. This district also borders Tibet; Our primary focus is to reach out with the gospel to the Tibetan people group.
Christmas is always a great season and time of the year to Praise God for sending his only begotten son.God became flesh and born on earth, and He is lives with us today through the Holy Spirit.Thank You, God, for the redemption plan for all humanity through the birth of Jesus Christ. We thank you for your friendship and partnership. We appreciate your prayers and support. Let hope and faith arise in you regardless of the situations outside around or inside of you. Merry Christmas to you all near and far. Enjoy reading these scriptures!
Luke 1:30-33 NKJV
30 Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.”
Galatians 4:4-5 NKJV
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born[a] of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Matthew 1:21
The Country is opening up more and more. Covid numbers are going down. Belivers are starting to meet physically again with weekend fellowships, prayers meetings, and bible studies to maintain social distances. Last week, we had baptism services in two of our locations in Kathmandu . Six people took water baptism. Praise the Lord. Thank you for your prayers.
Another wonderful thing that has happened this month is that the schools in Nepal finally opened back up again after almost one year of lockdown. This is a sign that things are starting to get back to a “new normal”. The kids are back in their uniforms and can meet their friends at school. Our staff have done an amazing job during this pandemic.
This year’s monsoon rain finally is over; however, many people have been affected by the massive rain, flooding and landslide. Pastor Dhan, who is situated right outside of Kathmandu, was one of them. Almost 20 families were flooded out of their homes in this area. All of their belonging was totally wet and with no insurance or savings to buy new things, they have been going through a very tough time. Church was also flooded and this month. we have been able to help some for the church area and together with families that were flooded in another area of Kathmandu.Thank God for the resources as He provided us to be able to help them.