Bang

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Saturday, August 4th The English portion of the sign said: “laenach ready, homely cooking.” What message have I actually conveyed? We like things to end with a bang – a climatic emphasis. We like to see that we have served some purpose – something has been accomplished. Well, these last days of teaching have certainly had a . . . read more

BELC

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Sunday July 29th There is no place like home. Yes, it is really good to get to Matthew’s apartment and a more regular life. For Matthew it is a home. For me it is a chance to see what his work is like at that home. There are so many advantages in being at home. It reminds me that it is just one week til I come home, God willing, and there . . . read more

CLCI

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Monday July 23 We arrived at the CLCI Seminary in Nidubrolu today. Joythi met us at our entry into the area. How great to see him once again. He remembered many details about when he was attending ILC – shared memories in a shared faith. He asked about many, many of you individually. His Father was feeling strong enough to greet us. Pray that . . . read more

Secret

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Tuesday July 17th Dickens writes about how every heart encompasses a secret, every heart is secret to the other, the dreams of one may be a secret of another, every house, every hearth, every grave holds a secret treasure store. In this regard every pauper is as rich as the prince. We traveled by train Sunday and Monday. The stations teem with . . . read more

Clean

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Wednesday July 18th Clean – or actually the lack thereof, I have found, is one of the greatest discomforts in all our traveling. I have never really been paranoid about cleanliness. We’ve often camped “roughing it.” But with the heat and humidity in which we have been traveling, even when we have the facilities to clean up, . . . read more

Wow

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Saturday July 14 Wow! Yesterday AM we were at the bus station to go on to Butwal. “I am not pushing you,” was the next line in the picture pusher’s lingo. I had not said he was. I had not in fact said anything, but was simply ignoring him. But then he singled me out and neither my ignoring, my “no thank you,” nor my . . . read more

Shirt

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Wednesday July 11th We are in Pokhara for a seminar tomorrow. So we have some time to get laundry done, catch up on blogs and other work, mend and prepare. I read over Matthew’s blogs and his reference to my attempt to buy a shirt last week for the pastoral conference led to think that I should expand on that adventure. I thought it humorous . . . read more

Language

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Thursday July 12th Why do we speak different languages? That is my introduction, which leads into the Babel account and the joyous glory of our unity in Christ Jesus with one Lord, one faith, one baptism. Pastor Lekh serves the congregation we were at today. The seminar started slowly, only four there at the time we were scheduled to start. But . . . read more

Up, Up and Away

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Tuesday July 10 So on Sunday we set out for Shaktikhor. And Monday AM we started on our “7 hour” hike to Rajbhog. We started at an elevation of 1000 ft and climbed to 4600 ft and then back down a 1000 ft on the other side. About 80% of the ascent part was @ 60% incline or more. I am told people are warned not to ascend in altitude more . . . read more

Park

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Friday July 6th We took the morning off for some recreation. We were at Chitwan Park. Unfortunately we were all rather tired and it was raining perhaps dampening the experience. The night before a tree had fallen on the main power lines and the a power was out to the whole area. It was hot, humid, muggy with no breeze and obviously no fan. So sleep . . . read more