Farewell to Jumla
Rick sends the latest out of Jumla:
Yesterday we started our day by taking a ride to the hopeful sight of the future children's home. The elevation is at 10,000 feet and overlooks Jumla. The ride was over a rough road which is to be rehabilitated by the government to provide a better connection between Jumla and the next district.
The site is beautiful. The acquisition is in need of many prayers that the government would approve the purchase.
We came back to the town of Jumla and some went shopping and some flew the kites that we brought with us with our host's children (along with many other children who joined us!).
[Andrea...The Jumla children just grabbed har hands and followed her through the village.]
Matt went with the local pastor to make his rounds in the village where they visited the local hospital and members of his congregation.
Today we make the long trip back to Kathmandu which will take all day.
We have been truly blessed by our time in Jumla. We are in prayer that this visit may open future opportunities for our church to further our partnership with those in this area of Nepal.
UPDATE as of 7:30 am EST
Rick, Patty, Andrea, and Matt have completed the flight on the twin engine plane out of Jumla and will take the next flight from Nepalgunj at about 8:50 am our time, 6:40 pm Nepal time. They began today at the airport in Jumla at 8:30 am Nepal time.
The funny thing is that there are no scheduled flights in and out of Jumla. The airline just comes when the clouds prohibit flights into other locations. So the airport sounds a siren when an incoming plane is 20 minutes away to tell passengers when it's time to leave!
We were ready at 8:30 am.....we left at 3:45 pm!
How differently time works around the world!
- Thank God for our continued physical and spiritual health
- For successful land acquisition for the children's home
- That the unsurpassed worth of knowing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior would be known throughout the earth!
A Prayer From The Valley of Vision:
Thou Great I AM,
Fill my mind with elevation and grandeur at
the thought of a Being with whom one day is as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day,
A mighty God, who, amidst the lapse of worlds,
and the revolutions of empires,
feels no variableness, but is glorious in immortality....
Give me a holy avarice to redeem the time,
to awake at every call to charity and piety,
so that I may feed the hungry,
clothe the naked, instruct the ignorant,
reclaim the vicious, forgive the offender,
diffuse the gospel, show neighborly love to all.