21 December 2012
Christmas Trip 2012
The women on this team received an excellent overview of our ministry in Nepal. They visited most of the areas where we work and experienced a little bit of what life is like in Nepal-- such as the food, the rough mountain roads, the unheated buildings and the lack of hot water in the shower. One of the places we worked was Trisuli-- a village up in the mountains, where-- as far as I know-- no foreigner has ever gone, except those with Allow The Children. The little church in Trisuli rests on a ledge of ground carved out of the side of the mountain. One is wise to avoid walking too close to the edge, where the drop is too far to see all the way down. The space between the drop off and the side of the church building, is perhaps not as wide as I would choose. I often wonder about the children getting too close to the edge. Why do they not put up some kind of fence or safety barrier. But I suppose if they did, the whole world of these people would need to be fenced. They would probably wonder how we can live with busy streets coming right up against our property and no protective fence. In Trisuli, we slept all together on the floor in one room. The toilet required a short hike, which was no problem, except for the cliff edge which was still there in the dark and the leopards which were also there- somewhere in the dark. No I am not kidding. This was a missionary trip, not a tourist experience. Yes. I love it.