News and articles from Mark and Ali Gill

It's a long way to Dadeldhura...it's a long way to go...

So off we went into the hills through the Sal hardwood forests climbing up to 8000 feet through the pine and rhododendron, the sunset was very nice with rays piercing through the mist and heat haze over the seemingly endless lines of Himalayan ridges…

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Posted on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 | 5 comments

Juggling electrons!

It is rather amazing really that this city of 2 million+ people can still survive with the few utilities it has, and people still want to move here!

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Posted on Wed, 10 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

it's good to be back!

Mark and Ali Gill have returned to Nepal for their next chapter as Mission Partners. Click here read more about their journey back to the roof of the world…

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Posted on Sun, 07 Mar 2010 | 0 comments

again, again, again....

Catch up on news from Mark and Ali Gill, from their visits Dublin for the CMS Ireland monthly prayer meeting and to Fleming Fulton School in Belfast to share about their experiences…

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Posted on Thu, 03 Dec 2009

it's wet on deputation...

It was raining when we arrived and it was raining when we left for our next venue in Clougher. The rained on the way there, as we were there and on the way back…

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Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2009

Burundi is hot, hot, hot!

There are 6 faculties in 3 campus for over 2000 students – or thereabouts, the Rector was unsure of the figures as things are so fluid here. But it is great to see the blessing.

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Posted on Wed, 04 Nov 2009

Monsoon...and all that it brings...

…walking along the perimeters of the rice fields with the swaying mass of grain surrounding you and more, the smell of the grain is tremendous. Over powering, in its odour, it is a wonder no-one has bottled it yet!

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Posted on Wed, 30 Sep 2009

Back in Nepal...it is Election time

Back in Nepal, people are gearing up for elections on April 10th, the first ones to be held since 1999. Hopefully they will go off peacefully, but as elections in South Asia go, there is intimidation, exploitation, buying of votes, riots and the inevitable casualties.

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Posted on Tue, 08 Apr 2008

The long road south

It is the start of Parents week at school. Like ourselves hundreds of parents come from all over Asia to see their children in the half term break, the school puts on a great programme and it is great craic. The School community is diverse and it is encouraging to see so many involved in mission in different parts of Asia and to hear their stories.

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Posted on Sat, 05 Apr 2008

The long and winding road...

Ali and I have just returned from our Hospital in the Far West of Nepal, sure it is only 800km by road – happily we flew most of it on a Budha AIr 19 seater plane. The trip crosses two-thirds of Nepal and we see lots of territory. The high Himal peeking through the clouds, the dry earth – even more dry the further we get into the dry season: next rain? it could be June…let’s just forget the umbrellas. Going through the forests, amazing huge pine trees opening on to rhododendron forests just at the end of the blossom season, deep red blooms of glory. Some of the locals in Dadeldhura, where our hospital is, have been entrepreneurial and used the blooms as the basis for a drink – ‘Lali Gurans Teas’.

What a journey, long and tiresome, yet inspiring and beautiful. What a God to create such wonder.

Posted on Fri, 28 Mar 2008