Hello.. I bet my title intrigued you huh? hehehe.. well I was told that it is time to take my deworming pill. Why? Well because you have to take a deworming pill every six months that you live here because there is a great possibility that you will get worms.. so every six months you de-worm. As I was told that it actually made me jump up and down in celebration. Why you may ask.. because it means that I have been here SIX months. MAHIMA! Wow.. it seems like just yesterday I was at the Chattanooga airport crying with my friends and family and feeling like I walked right out of there arms into the arms of God as I crossed the security line and waved goodbye through tears. I truly believe God welcomed me into his arms in a way I never could have imagined when I took those first baby steps of faith.. and he has held me in a way ever since that I could NEVER even imagine or express. The arms of my Father held me as I left the arms of my incredible earthly father…. …. wow.. what an incredible journey it has been.
I cannot thank you guys enough for taking this journey with me.. it means the world to me.
So as I am going to have to go buy my worm pill, I was reflecting on this journey and the snapshots of Jesus that I have seen.. the times when I have laughed until I have cried, the times when I have cried, and the things I have learned about Jesus.
Like: the time I said the wrong word and ended up with a 2 kilo’s of garlic instead of onions.. no vampire was around my house.
the second week I was here I threw a birthday party for my friend, invited 5 nepalees and 20 showed up.. i didn’t speak a lick of the language and we sat around and stared and laughed at eachother. One thing I have learned.. my crazy laughter is universal.
— catching my shawl on fire in the outhouse
–telling the Bible college students accidnetly (when using the wrong word) that hey should diarrhea God when I was trying to say fear God…
hehhee.. these are just a few of the funny ones I remember.
I remember how when I had just been here 3 weeks and felt very alone and like I was crazy for leaving everything and everyone I knew behind and then hearing my grandmother had died.. how I went to church that day and didn’t understand a lick of the language but we had communion and I understood God say I love Jenn.. I am here with you.. I will never leave you or forsake you.
I remember how God has poured out his love on me like I could never explain.
I remember how I used to think I would never understand this language or be able to communicate with anyone.. but six months later I can read and write nepalee script, and I teach a bible study to woman in nepale.. wow.. talk about the power of God!
I think of how everyday I meet with Sita and we laugh and share coffee together and God’s word.. what a blessing.
I think of how God has done amazing things in my family since I have been gone.. not only has he held me, he is holding them.. and he is giving us a new little addittion..
I think of the bible college students and how God is going to use them. I am now teaching Biblical counseling class and I love that.
I love that now when I walk down the street.. i always see at least 2 or 3 nepalee friends that want me to stop in their house and have tea.
I love that the first 4 months when I was here alone I came to know Jesus like I never imagined. especially when he was the only one that understood my language. What a precious time with Jesus that was. I also love that now I have so many friends here I pray for time.. and I love love love that God brought leah here!
I remember my first thanksgiving here as we went to find a slaughtered pig to cook, (which also reminds me of the slaughtered pig that we watched and then ate in the village) and the 20 people that came over to eat and share about thanksgiving Blessings
I remmeber my first christmas maing 600 sugar cookies, directing a christmas play in another language, and truly seeing the Christmas story played out to life as God taught me Immanuel God with me
I remember laughter, dancing and fellowship– with friends, nepalees and american, with God and with myself…. (hey I like to dance around the room)
(ok this is continued from another post because the power went out yesterday). I must confess I woke up a bit frustrated this morning. You see in the past thre weeks, my camera, computer, straightener and many other things have broken. THen last night my glasses somehow melted by a candle that was under the sink… how does that happen.. how will I get cute glasses here in nepal. So I was in a bad mood when I woke up this morning… but God quickly got me out of that. I quoted psalms 63 over an d over again and reminded how God has satisfied my soul… and then I was reading song of solomon in honor of valentines day since HE is my valentine.. and I read Song of Solomon 2 where it says Come away with me my love.. I remember God had called me to come away with him.. and what an incredible time it has been. When I reflect on these months as I take my worm pill I think….