From New York to Nepal (By Mark)
Updated: Jul 25, 2019
Occasionally, we ask those who have served on a team to Nepal to reflect on their experience. here is a taste of what a Service Team is like.
In January 2013, six community members from Utica, NY had the privilege of traveling to Nepal to be a part of the great work there.
It goes without saying that getting there is an adventure in and of itself. After 15 hours in the air and 20 hours in the car, we finally arrived. We were greeted by our host at the India/Nepal border who led us into Dhangadhi for a couple of days there. We had the chance to visit and teach in one of the schools there and spend some time in the community. It was a great honor!
After our time in Dhangadhi, we traveled on to Tikapur for a whirlwind tour of the area. One of the ways we had the chance to serve was in the giving of coats and hats to some of the widows in that area. There were over 40 widows that we had the chance to bless, and it was, indeed, a blessing to us as well. Many of these precious widows had lost their husbands in the civil war less than a decade ago. In addition to all of this we had the privilege to pray for hundreds of sick people.
We are thankful for a safe and fruitful trip. We are also thankful for the kindness and hospitality shown to us by so many on our journey. Most of all, we were so blessed to see the strength of the communities we visited, and we feel so privileged to spend time with the wonderful people there!