Hello guys. Sorry it has been a couple of days since I have updated (the internet has not been working) I love it that I have enough people praying for me and encouraging me that I get to apologize about that. I feel like the most blessed girl in the world. Thank you thank you thank you!
So about the cat.. well it has been to the hospital two more times since I last posted. If it would just stop fighting with the stupid white cat that always sneaks in the window that I am convinced is demon possessed because it has red eyes.. (it really creeps mem out.. another reason why i don’t like cats). So I am not sure if the cat is alive or not.. on life number 8 or 9.. hmm.. i’m just trying to keep it alive until the owners of the cat come back.
So you may be wondering why the title of this is wedding dress. ok.. well frankly at first you don’t mind the stares you get everywhere you go because you have blonde hair, blue eyes and white skin. But after two months, you no longer feel like a super star.. you begin to feel like an object who wants to frankly just blend in so there are no more offers of paper marriages. It’s hard not to get angry at all the men who jeer at you like you are an object. So this morning I was having my coffee date with Jesus (with nescafe sadly enough …. sad day.. but God says suffer for me.. so 🙂 and I was reading about how we are made righteous in Christ… because of the blood of Christ we are his PURE radiant bride. And this is not because we have done a 100 pujas (the offering they give to the gods here), or because we have sacrficied a goat.. (the other day they sacrificed a goat here because the royal nepal airplanes were not working.. ok.. don’t worry.. i don’t plan on flying royal nepal)… it’s because of WHO was sacrificed for me.. So I am his bride. So basicially I am walking around in a gorgeous white wedding dress. So really when people stare. it’s because they are thinking.. why in the world is that girl walking around in her wedding dress? And how IN The world is it staying so white and pure in these dirty streets (and i’m not kidding when I say dirty). So glory– stare away– i’m a bride everyday.. walking down my aisle called the streets of kathmandu.
So yesterday during language i just wanted to shout glory. I realized even though it is slow and frustrating– I am learning! I can speak more then I could 2 months ago. I can hold a conversation with the taxi driver. I can hold a conversation with my language teacher about why americans are simply not satisfied to eat rice and lentils three times a day 🙂 I can’t share the gospel yet.. but I can ask if they are hindu or christian. And this is not by my own power. Although I do study– I can only say that I am seeing the prayers of God’s precious saints answered right before me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.. including learning to read and a write a language completely different from my own. And it can be a joy if I chose joy. Wow!! Thank you Lord for your presence available in all the daily acts of life.
Today I am going to get my sari for graduation. I will be sure to take pics. And tonight my american friends are coming over for a girls night. We do this once a week where each of us cooks something that we have never cooked before, we eat and fellowship. This is such a blessing from the Lord. I realize so much the power of community here.. and just being able for a short time to rest and be wtih people that you don’t have explain who you are to. (without words.. usually I have become quite good at hilarious sound effects!)
ok.. enough of my rambilng
ok yeah .. the pics is of my teammate nathan and his fiance (well girlfriend right now but soon to be fiance as soon as they get in america and get a ring). She’s awesome and will be a great teammate!