so guys– it’s 2:30 in the morning here and i’ve been having me some praise time with my Jesus. I didn’t mean to be awake at this time. I think it’s a result of jet lag and the fact that I went to bed last night at 8:00. It was hilarious. Welcome back to Nepal Jenn. Yesterday we literally did not have electricity all day– it went off at 8:00 that morning and stayed off until about 1 o clock this morning… we also ran out of water in the well and needed the electricity to pump it so we did not have water either.. hehehehe…. welcome back to real life! 🙂 and I drove my scooter to language school ( someone had gotten me gas) and was stuck in traffic for an hour due to some random parade of soldiers.. heheh.. welcome back to nepal! Leah and I had a great old laugh about it last night. Now we are down to about 40 hours of mandatory power outage again 🙂 But I went to bed at 8:00 because I wanted to try real hard to stay up because I knew for jet lag that is the best thing to do (side effect of not.. being awake at this time !) however, we were watching a movie and in the best part of it the computer battery died.. i tried to stay awake for a second and play flashlight war with leah.. but as exciting as that was I had to go to bed. So an eight o clock bed time equalled 2:30 praise time for me. Seriously.. i’ve been having some shouting praise and worship. Guys I cannot tell you how much the God that I serve overwhelms me with His love, His power, His goodness, His presense. I’m not going to lie. Getting on that airplane and saying goodbye to my family my heart broke in a 1,000 pieces. It was harder this time around because I knew the batle that I was coming back to.. In my flesh I had no desire to return to the center of God’s will for me, but when our flesh is weak God’s spirit is strong. God ushered me into his presense in that plane and quickly healed my broken heart. He whispered his sweet love in my ear. Glory. And He has wrapped me in his arms like never before since I left.
God is soo amazing. When I got to Bangkok to spend time with my friends He gave me an awesome gift in that one of the girls that I stayed with had been on the field the same time as me, one year and she had to go home to america for a month to renew her visa. She had just returned back to Bangkok two days before I got there.. so God gave me someone to process with what it was like to leave home again.. she understand and we were able to share together. How awesome is God.
I knew that I was walking right in God’s will for me when I was at the airport in Bangkok and surronded by nepalees who were going back to kathmandu. I immediatly felt this overwhelming love for them… and praise the lord my nepalee language came back to me full swing. I was able to converse and share with so many of them while waiting for the plane (and recieve 3 invitiations to go to their homes) . My nepalee friends tell me that my nepalee has improved.. and I honestly believe that a month of rest did me great good!
I went back to language school today and it was great to see everyone that I had not seen for a month. Then tonight was my womens bible study. It was soo great to see those ladies again. They are one of the reasons that I know God brought me back here. I LOVE them . I was able to share with them that God is a Psalms 37:4 God.. that we can trust Him with the deepest desires of our heart as I shared with them the story of my homecoming to america. At times we were laughign until I was almost crying. It was awesome. I felt soo humbled when they all said there blessing for the week (I always have them go around and say their blessing for the week) was me coming bacl .. I guess they worried that the goodness of being in america would cause me to not come back. In my flesh I would have stayed. But in my spirit, in the part of me that is soo loved by my savior and so in love with my savior who died to me, I knew I must die to myself and come. Please pray for my family as they had to release me again!
I love you guys
i’m going to try to go back to sleep.. not sure that is happening.. but ke garne.. what to do!