I'm quietly ecstatic about a new project that I believe the Lord has birthed in my heart over the last couple of weeks.
|Beautiful children of Nepal|
It sounds so crazy! But... it's working! Tonight I sent a bit of venture capital to Pastor Satis in Bhaktapur, and by the wonders of technology, he is picking it up today. (It's 12 hours later there.) I sent money to Nepal, people! Unreal. And in a week or so, he will be sending me wool products made by his church members: hats, scarves, mittens, slippers, etc. Not sure how long it will take them to arrive here, but when they do, you'll be the first to know. It's hard to imagine that I'd have them in time to sell for Christmas, but stranger things have happened.
Please pray for this church and its pastor. I've been doing some research on the country, and it's an enormous spiritual war zone. The country is almost entirely Hindu and Buddhist, with some Muslims also present. There are Maoist insurgents, a pervasive caste system, wild topography, spotty infrastructure, and not nearly enough Christian missionaries. Pastor Satis says they are free to worship openly, so that's a plus, but evangelism is not encouraged. The people need Christian study material in their own language. Where on earth does one get Bible study materials in Nepalese? (Note to self, tap my contacts at Wycliffe Bible Translators...)
These are some of the issues I'll be researching in the coming weeks and months. Please pray with me for the Lord's beloved in Nepal. He died for them, too.