08 March 2015

The Slum Church

 In the slums of the capital city in  Nepal, stood this modest concrete building where a little church   was born and  grew.  Over 100 people gathered weekly  within its walls for worship and various prayer groups throughout the week.  A widow's home attached to one side and a few toilets  were built behind it. In  Feb 2015, the city decided to build a retaining wall along the river in the slum. This church building was  bull dozed down along with many  of the makeshift homes that are typical in the slum community.  People who have almost nothing were running through cold and rain to salvage their few belongings from the bulldozers.  It is a horrible scene that I  can barely imagine and one that I am glad to have not witnessed. The church found a place to meet temporarily, but another building of their own is badly needed.  Praying for the Lord to show us each step.

Burundi in February

The February trip to  Burundi  included pastor training, Bible teaching for children,  new photos and  reports for  sponsorship and the creation of one new sponsorship program in  Burundi.   As in all of our ministry countries, the people struggle with poverty, unemployment, malnutrition and climate issues.  In  Burundi, we also work with a school for the blind and a school for the deaf-- all children who are   truly the least of  His brethren. They have  serious needs and very little resources to meet them.  It is an incredible privilege to be part of this work.