After an interesting 40 hour flight, we are HERE in Nepal. Our last flight had some difficulties and we ended up being about 5 hours late, which means we got into Kathmandu after dark, which made for an interesting first impression.
“It feels like we were dropped into the middle of a riot” was how Sasha summed it up. The streets were a free for all, clogged with all sorts of motorcycles, busses, pedestrians and bicyclists who battled for position. Trash fires burned on the side of the road, horns were blaring everywhere, and it was quite the culture shock.
How amazing and wonderful it is to experience a new country, new smells, new sounds, and all that goes with it. We woke up this morning to an absolutely beautiful day, and a city that looks much different in the daytime.
There’s lots to share, but unfortunately no pictures downloaded yet. I (Pastor) will be speaking most of the day today to about 45 Nepali church planters, while the rest of the group paints at the orphanage and gets to know the children there.
One prayer request: Little one year old Asha came down with a high fever while on the plane and was a pretty sick little girl by the time we landed. They are taking her to the doctor this morning to see what is going on. Please keep her in your prayers, along with her mom Om Maya who is understandably quite concerned.
And, keep us in your prayers as well this day. When we have more time, I can’t wait to share more.
‘Til the whole world knows,
– Pastor Meissner