Namaste from Nepal!

Sarah_hutchinson Posted by Sarah Caughey on Wed, 14 Jan 2009 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Namaste to you all! I can’t believe that I have only been in Kathmandu for 6 days. We arrrived safely last friday. The bus ride to the HDCS office was a realy culture shock…like the traffic here is crazy – its like wacky races -you see a gap, you go for it and you beep!! There are so many new sights, sounds, smells and tastes..as well as the power cuts to get used to. Electricity is down to 8hrs a day only..so organisation is key!

I have visited Kathmandu Church Fellowship to go to church on Saturday and on Sunday with the META Team. It is an amazing place – its is so warm and friendly!. I live very close to HDCS. This is where the team meets for prayers in the morning. It was great to meet all the people at HDCS that i have heard about and to see where i will be working.

I have begun my language classes and they are going well..though I do keep going to speak spanish for some unknown reason! It is a lot of work and I would ask that you pray that i can absorb it all and be brave and use it!! But i am really enjoying it!

My house mate has not returned from USA yet – she will be back on Friday. So pray for her safe travel and for our meeting at last!

Since my arrival, i have been thinking about how we are enfolded in God’s love and grace. There have been many small things already that i have felt God’s peace and seen His hand at work. Pray that that continues and that I will always give thanks for this, in the knowledge that everything I do is because of God’s strength and power.

Tonight, while the team are with their hosts, i am having dinner with the family Roger is staying with – last time we had buffalo bolognese..so im looking forward to tonight!

Thank you for your prayers!

Sarah

Comments

Julia Patterson said Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:00PM
Hi Sarah! Great to hear about all the exciting things happening to you so far, and all in the first week too! So happy that you are making friends and I hope the language classes will be enjoyable and useful in the coming months! We are very proud of the brave step you have taken, make the most of this amazing opportunity and please stay safe and have fun! (Remember...keep both hands on the steering wheel!!) Julia