Mess

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Saturday July 7th We spent last night with the Pastor and his family including four orphans at Hetaudo. I asked him what led him to Christianity and to the error of Hinduism. He answered, the mess, namely the mess his life was in and as a result his families until Jesus found them. They had a great meal for us. This AM I preach in their church . . . read more

Transportation

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Saturday July 8 let’s see in one week, I have ridden in a regular car, a van bus, a full size bus, a ruk-ruk, a put-put, a rickshaw, an all terrain mountain truck, a horse drawn cart, on a motorcycle, and on an elephant. In most cases they have been banged up and rickety and filled to twice their capacity. Yet the Lord has always gotten to . . . read more

Pastoral Conference

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Wednesday July 4th Yesterday and today we have a Pastoral Conference with about 20 men in Bharatpur. They are very different in age, dress and the places they serve but one LORD, one faith, one hope. Some of them had to make those mountain trips in to join us. Some live and work in cities but still had long bus rides. They all are eager to learn . . . read more

Maidi

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Monday July 2nd The congregation here has a new church, dedicated last year with a roof supplied by you the CLC. They are eager to be able to purchase some additional land so they can put in a toilet, the land they have can’t have one. They asked us to remember them in our prayers. They asked me if I would forget them. I said, I never can. . . . read more

Dhading

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Sunday July 1st We set out for Dhading. The trip was an ordeal. We started in a bus for a three hour drive but the bus was very crowded, it was hot, and a truck driver had gotten in a fight with a policeman stopping all the traffic for a long time, so sitting, crawling with trucks belching huge clouds of fumes and blasting waves of heat. Finally . . . read more

Time

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Wednesday June 27th Our flight yesterday from Chicago to London was overnight. We went on the underground (subway) into London. What changes and generations of people have swept over this area. We walked around St. Paul’s. The cross raised there @ 1100. We walked across the Thames and down around West Minister.With delays on the underground . . . read more

Places

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Friday June 29th 2:00AM Places take on different appearance and meanings. British Airways had overbooked all flights to India the whole Week, undoubtedly why they did not let us board. they said it was unlikely we would get passage the whole week. We could show up each flight and wait standby to see if there were no shows. So Thursday AM we waited . . . read more

Chaos and order

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Friday June 29th What a day. We got up Thursday 4:30 AM London time. Started with the flight hassles I described in London, flew to Mumbai. The night time portion was spent sitting in terminal rooms in Mumbai and arranging the changed flight to Katmandu. We got here after 11AM their time Friday. Raju was tied up at the Embassy applying for his . . . read more

Worship

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Saturday June 30 Worshipped this AM with Eternal Life Lutheran Church – could not understand their words but across language, land and liturgy we share faith in Christ Jesus. The fervency of their songs and prayers conveyed the message of their hearts. There were about a 100 there in a room 20′ X 20′. The congregation is eagerly . . . read more