Happy New Year 2016
We have come to an end of the year 2015 and are looking forward to New Year 2016 with new hope and partnership in ministry. This year has been a mix of blessings and sorrows in terms of health, family, new friendships, new endeavors in ministry despite the earthquake devastation in Nepal. My hometown Khokana was also hit hard by the earthquake. My parents lost their home in their seventies and became homeless (which I blogged about it in the wake of devastation). They are still living in a temporary shelter.
It has been six months since successfully completing a hygiene project in Khokana. I partnered with a local church in Kathmandu (Crossway Community Church) and a non-profit organization based in Grand Rapids, MI (FI) for the project. Six permanent toilets were put in place and handed over to displaced families of 120 people, so they would have some privacy and security while using the bathroom. You may read more about the project here.
September 28th will remain as one of the sweet moments in my life. I was invited to speak and share about my work in Nepal in the chapel at Kuyper College. I always feel good about going back to Kuyper. I feel at home for some reason. My professors, staff, and community have played a big role in shaping me into the person I am today. I am always thankful for what they have done.
I am also grateful to my Creator and Savior for all the opportunities that came my way to prepare myself for a new challenge, new vision, and a renewed hope. I closed a chapter in my ministry as a Teaching/Education and Youth Pastor in Nepali-Speaking Community Church (NSCC) after completing my commitment. I, certainly, grew as a disciple and a person while working with a group of Nepali-speaking immigrants for past seven years.
Beginning with the new year, I hope we all grow in wisdom, as we inevitably grow older in age. My new challenge awaits as I travel again to be with my family and people in Khokana in the coming weeks for more relief work. We have partnered with our church family and friends to raise some funds for Khokana. I will try everything possible in my capacity to reach out to them with the love of Jesus Christ. Please stand with me in prayer. Thanks