I Will Follow You

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will make you fishers of men." Mark 1:17 (NIV)
"Where you go, I'll go
Where you stay, I'll stay
When you move, I'll move
I will follow you
Who you love, I'll love
How you serve I'll serve
If this life I lose, I will follow you
I will follow you"
I will follow-Chris Tomlin

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Namaste! (greeting in Nepali)

So we went to a few villages where the language barrier really hit my team hard. but we pushed through and had some great stories. We also went to the orphange the other day and the kids loved us. There were more boys than girls and more older kids than younger. But it was fun to love on them and interact with them.
Here is a little insight to Nepal :

In Nepal there are :
More gods than people.
More temples than houses.
More festivals than days.

Just thought I would share.
today we are going to Shanta's house where she saves girls from the sex trafficking system. I am excited about that. And soon we are leaving Kathmandu and heading to Pokhara. which I am told is beautiful.

Oh and so far on this trip I have used a squat tie (asian "toilet" which is basically a hole in the ground) I have used it 3 times and they are not very hard to use at all. haha just weird.
Ok well that is all for now!
Keep me in your prayers! I am not feeling too great. I have a cold that is horrible.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

I am here!

so after days of traveling my team made it to Kathmandu, Nepal :) And at the moment I am typing on a hard keyboard so excuse my horrible typing. We visited the Monkey Temple yesterday which was a real eye opener. I saw a woman crying and screaming and wailing in front of an idol and apparently she was doing other crazy like things that even the nepali people around her didn't think that was normal. We wonder if she might have been possessed. which is a crazy idea for me to think i might have seen a possessed woman. I saw people give money and bow to idols. I saw many things.
the streets are pretty messy. lots of trash and smells (bad) that take getting used to. The streets are small and crammed with cars,busses and scooters not to mention that thier streets are teh sidewalks so you ahve to walk along side wtih trafic 2 inches away from you. It gets pretty scary.
Today was the first time we actually got out to look around. It is still taking time to get used it and is freaky too. The trafic scares me haha
Went to church today (yes on satrday) and it was pretty cool. It was awesome to see all those people worshipping God in another language. We had translators so we heard the sermon . though I didnt particuarly agree with the pastor, it was very good.
Right now i am at an internet cafe and after this we are getting dinner then meeting back at the hotel.
Though nepal is crazy haha I am enjoying my time. we haven't gotten into ministry just yet but I am sure we will soon. I think i am getting over jet lag but now i am starting to get a cold :( not fun. please pray it goes away.
Love you all and I will try and keep you updated!