so I just love how the Lord loves on us. His timing and his ways are so amazing. SO this week has been one of those times when to be perfectly honest culture shock has made me a little irritable with some of the things that come with being an “alien in a foreign land”. I have been told this is completly normal.. so this week God’s gift and his timing has been perfect because I needed a little time with some americans that could just kind of be with and not have to constantly be examined, stared at and struggle to communicate the simplest things to. I am not saying that these things always irritate me, for I have loved my time here… however this week God knew I just needed some extra laughter and community. SO he has provided it abundantly. so this week two great friends that i have made here are leaving to go back to america.. so most of the evenings this week have been filled with goodbye parties. It’s amazing how quickly you get to know someone when you are here in this place for the same purpose. So monday nite I had an amazing time with the girls.. we had chili (and it’s beginning to feel like fall here) and laughed so hard and just had a fun old slumber party. I love the gift of the Lord.
The tonight my friend that is moving back to coloroda and her sister came over. We went out and had some awesome indian food and then came back to my house, had worship together, and then watched SAVED BY the BELL DVD once the power came back on (we have a schedule 3 hour outage 3 nights out of the week here). Thanks michelle.. it was awesome! 🙂 (especially the sprain episode).
And I am super excited because for those of you that know I have a passion to someday work wtih the nep. women here who are sold into sex trafficing, to help rescue them and provide the hope of the gospel to them. Well a prayer group meets here in KTM on Wednesday nights to pray for this specific problem in nepal.. so I am going to go for the first time tommorow night. I am really excited about the oppertunity to pray!
Tommorow I am also going with my nepal. best friend to buy a sari for our bible college graduation. I am excited about that. She is a great language helper and friend.. and I love getting the oppertuity to disciple her.
I love how the Lord knows exactly what we need before we ask it. At first I felt guilty, like I should be out ministering… not just hanging out with these american girls. But then I remembered.. when you are at the feet of Jesus,dancing with him, ministry can look several different ways.. sometimes you are cha chaing through the streets, picking up people and sharing your dance partner with them as you go… other times it’s a slow waltz as your feet are on his and it’s an intimate time with your savior.. other times He knows when you just need a big ol he’hawing squaredancing kind of time.. where you just cut loose. I am grateful for the ways the Lord has taken me squaredancing this week!