What a day we had! Our third day in Nepal began with all of us still feeling great. What a blessing it is to have so many friends and family praying for us while we are here! Each morning we sheepishly ask, “Are you still feeling good?” Then we celebrate and thank God for His protection!
Our morning started at our favorite breakfast restaurant in Kathmandu, Northfield Restaurant. We met Sarah, John, and Aksha there and I picked up on my interviews with him for an hour and a half. It seems we get the ball really rolling and it’s time to stop. Argh. We needed to get to the airport though, so we wrapped up and Aksha walked back to the Tibet Guest House with me while John rode their motorcycle. Motorcycle and scooter are how many people get around here. It’s something else to see an entire family squished on one bike zipping between Suzuki taxis.
We loaded our luggage up and went to the Nepal International Airport. LOL! Next time we are there I’ll take a picture. Imagine your local municipal airport, but with s a few more people. Crazy! We took a 20 passenger plane up and over the mountains to get to Pokhara.
Pokhara is a beautiful city situated in the mountains. This is where the Dream Center is being built. So far two homes are open. We’ll go to them today. Yesterday we visited Beloved Home, which is still in the city of Pokhara. What happened there was beautiful. The children are delightful and are thrilled to be loved on by all of us. We were more than happy to oblige.
Kadi worked to get pictures of kids without suckers or balloons in their mouths. Who would have thought that balloons could bridge a significant language barrier, but they do! I found myself signing to the kids. Bahahaha. We managed! The older children have excellent English skills. Three little boys played a game on my phone and they were spelling animal types without any help from me. I was impressed. When you sponsor a child with Tiny Hands your money doesn’t just feed them. It also pays for their housing, clothing, and private education. It’s fabulous!
Matt Allmand, who is traveling with us was able to meet the little girl his family sponsors. She was so stinkin’ cute and had personality plus! Matt brought her a coloring book and after she showed it to several of the other girls, one little girl who had attached herself to me, sidled up to me and said, “You be my sponsor?”
I can’t write that without tears rolling down my face … again. I would have wrapped her up and brought her home with me if it had been an option.
We had a very hard time leaving Beloved Home so we had a little later supper, then we walked home to wrestle with our internet, which is sketchy at best. I’m writing this on the very little battery power that’s left on my laptop. I hope to be able to have electricity and better Internet later, so I can upload it for all of you.
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The effect of justice, calm and security forever.
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