The Last Post

35580008 Posted by Mark Gill on Thu, 03 Feb 2011 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to Post this to Facebook

…currently in a chilly Kathmandu, but it is warming up!

We went to SD Church this morning and it was packed with over 200 there. We had a great start to the morning with the baptism of a young girl, so she went for the dip in the bath tub as everyone gathered around praying for her as she confirmed her faith through the sacrament.

During the service was rather special too as one of our old freinds sang a solo – a ‘villagy’ folksy melody with great lyrics about Jesus as Lord. Apart from a great song of worship it reminded, probably all of the congregation, of working in the fields, singing away as you do…with that warm feeling of contentment and peace.

Pastor gave a great sermon on faith and we saw faith enacted after the service in the fellowship shared between everyone over a wee drop of tea in the warm sunshine. We met a few new people and one in particular, a Dad who had brought his 3 children in for hospital treatment for their weak bones, came from Pyuthan, and of course knew about the Hydro Project we had worked on 20 years ago, so we had lots to talk about…his two boys had similar problems, and one of them who was perhaps a bit autistic. So we chatted and played for a bit and enjoyed the company.

This coming week starts Mark’s time with Himal Hydro in his new job as Project Manager on Mai Hydro Project, East Nepal. (If you want to find out more about the work go to

We give thanks to God for his love and mercies to us over our combined 60 years service with CMS Ireland in training, preparation, in Iran (for Ali), in Nepal, in Ireland, as members, on the Board and now as Associates. CMS Ireland have invited us to continue our connection as Associates, so we will maintain links to CMSI in that way.

…the adventure continues…

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you” John 20:21

PLEASE NOTE:This will be Mark & Ali’s last post on the CMS Ireland website. Please contact the CMS Ireland offices if you would to request information about their new blog and contact details.


ann mcveigh said Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:26PM
best wishes to mark and ali as you begin this new chapter of your lives in nepal. will continue to pray for you in our Lord's service. may he continue to guide and bless you. from ann mcveigh of st nic's parish carrickfergus

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