I already typed this entry once, but as accustom in Nepal, nothing ever goes as planned and the power went out right before I was about to post it. The power goes out quite often here. It’s a way of life really, but the nationals assure us this is nothing compared to the winter months where most nights are without power.
So unfortunately I will only post a little bit tonight, and tomorrow will post a little more.
This week has been a busy one. The beginning of the week I (Jeff) spent three days at a pastor’s conference in a little city to the north called Nagrokot. I taught four sessions on apologetics to 18 pastors. I’ll be honest, it was a little intimidating, but by the grace of God it went well. The conference was wonderful to be at. It was a huge blessing to see so many pastors come together and put differences aside to glorify God through prayer and teaching. The vision cast by these leaders for this country was so encouraging to see. There are many parts of this country that have little or no Christian influence. There are districts of this country that have no churches and/or Christians themselves. This is still a very unreached country and in need of leadership and vision. It was so refreshing to see so many pastors from the same area come together in unity rather than fighting over territory. God is moving among the leaders of Kathmandu and this conference was the start of something big. What a blessing it was to be a part of. So many times pastors say they want to reach their areas but when it comes down to it they would all rather do it alone than together, and this was a great reminder that unity in Christ brings glory and honor to Christ’s name! For pastor’s to say its not about numbers but rather, where can each of us be most effective…that’s something we all need to take a look at!
The city of Nagrokot was at about 6,000 ft. and utterly beautiful. It was so green and the air was a bit cleaner than down in the valley. We were in the foothills of the Himalayas. We even took a nice hike to a little peak that was at 7,500 ft.. It had a beautiful view…unfortunately we didn’t get to see the Himalayas still due to the monsoon season. At any rate, it was a great time of fellowship, prayer, and learning.
I will write more tomorrow. I had more, but that whole power thing left me not wanting to retype it all again. We have learned a lot…it will take a while to process through all that God has taught us throughout this trip. Our faith has been strengthened, that much is true. God is good, always and forever. Good night for us, good morning for you!