Archive for June, 2009
Posted on June 18, 2009 - by Kelly Verge
For those who don’t know, my son and I just returned from a short-term Christian mission trip to Nepal. On this trip we backpacked in the lower mountains and ministered/witnessed to villagers and distributed bibles and tracts (in Nepali).
It was an amazing trip.
Obviously there’s too much to fit in a blog post. Hopefully a few photos and a bit of detail will at least give you an idea of what we were doing.
On the way home from the airport my dad asked if I’d go back. My answer was, “not today.”
I’m sure I’ll go back someday. The people are amazing. They thirst for God’s word, and once converted they show a strength and depth of faith that’s really rare in the West.
The country and its people have tremendous need, and anything even one of us can do to help, no matter how small, could have a big impact in their future.
In Kathmandu we visited an orphanage, church and bible school (all run by Shyam and Paula Khatri, a missionary couple). Based on their needs, I’m going to start a drive for used Christian books as well as the funds needed to ship them to the school. The pastor plans on starting two new schools – one in the east and one in the west – so they’ll have a home for all of the books I can gather and ship.
If you have any questions at all about Nepal, Kathmandu, the mission, or anything else, just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer.