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June 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

What's happening today in Nepal?


      I am always glad to get home after a long trip. It is especially good to be home after what I saw and experienced in Nepal. I knew things were bad, but it still took my breath away to see it with my own eyes. The suffering and pain now has names and faces  I know and recognize. Before I started home I sat down with Danny and Ben, we talked about things we would take away from our trip. The first thing for me is, I have a greater understanding how many things we Americans take for granted. Simple things like, water, the air we breathe, the homes we live in, we just assume are going to be there. I need to be thankful for things I usually take for granted. ...........That’s happening today in Nepal.

    I believe with all my heart we did some very good things there. Safe water is such a blessing; to be able to drink and not worry if what I am drinking is going to make me, at best sick, and at worse kill me is a good thing. ...........That’s happening today in Nepal.

     It’s humbling and embarrassing to think about the things I regularly complain about, when I saw what they are experiencing in Nepal. I never heard anyone there complain about ANYTHING. What I did see was joy. The promise of safe water to drink, to cook with, was cause for celebration. I wonder, when was the last time I celebrated safe water? ..............That’s happening today in Nepal.

     The relationships that were born of God through our common love for Jesus and His Kingdom will last forever. I pray every day for Madan Shah, our Christian brother living in Nepal, and Ben Gray, still serving there. To watch God work through these men while I was there makes my heart soar, and it continues today. The work that was done and is being done brings praise to God. In the Bhaktpur health clinic, a man of the Hindu faith said to me, “I praise your God for this water”. Praises to God, from men of another faith?  Maybe that’s the greatest thing that happened while we were there, and............ that’s happening today in Nepal.

     I am so very grateful for the opportunity given to me by Global Samaritan to go and see what happened in Nepal, and what’s happening in Nepal. I am so thankful to be a part of God’s family here in Haskell. The financial gift to go is a wonderful praise to God. I cannot thank you all enough.

     Jesus said one time; I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward.  Because of you and many others............... that’s happening today in Nepal.

To God be the glory. I love you all

Philip

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