Your grace has found me just as I am

It’s hard to believe that we have been here two weeks and that we will leave in only one. We have seen and learned so much in a short time, and we could not be more thankful. On Saturday, it was so good to visit another church. This church was much smaller, but they were so happy we were there! They were all welcoming, and after the service we stayed to chat about their ministry in the church with two men, one being the pastor. It was so sweet and refreshing to see them excited about their ministry. They shared what they were doing currently as well as what they will do in the future. They asked for prayer for their ministry and we have their contact info, so we can perhaps support them long-distance over the next couple years. This was a great opportunity for us to see God at work in Nepal!

On Sunday Jeff walked and explored the local area while I (Jenifer) was at the women’s conference that I was one of the guest speakers for. This was an amazing day! There aren’t many women’s conferences in Kathmandu, so this was quite exciting to be a part of something few and far between. It was encouraging to see so many women involved and attending. We had about 75 women attend from about 5 or 6 different churches. We also had about 6 women involved in leading this conference from leading worship, teaching, translating, making introductions, recognition of leaders, and leading the group throughout the day! I was definitely not the only one out of my comfort zone and leaning on the grace and power of Christ to get me through. I can now officially that I have finished teaching at my first ladies’ conference!

After the ladies’ conference we heading out to the Padechi (or foreigner) Fellowship. This provides a great source of encouragement and fellowship with a small group of other American missionaries to Jenn and Leah. On our way to fellowship we saw the largest Buddhist temple in the world! We also saw a large group of people who walk around the temple in one direction only praying , some of which were Buddhist monks. It was another sad reminder of how lost so many are. I saw a couple bow down to what looked like a stone statue to me, but what was probably an idol to them.

Jeff is at the Pastor’s conference until Wednesday morning, so please pray for him as he teaches as well as the other men attending.

Only one week to go! We are waiting to see and hoping to see as much as we can while we are still here.

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2 Comments

  1. Oh Jenifer it sounds like you are having a memorable time. You will be talking about it (and learnng from it)for the rest of your life. Truly we serve such a great God who allows us opportunities such as you and Jeff have had in this trip to Nepal.

    We will pray for Jeff as we prayed for you at the retreat.

    After some rain – it is warm again here and the tree still stands!!

    Love, Toni

  2. Hey, Jeff and Jenifer. I really enjoy reading your posts! Sounds like you both have some amazing ministries there. Keep the posts coming! 🙂

    Praying for you guys! Take care.

    -Jared

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