Choosing Here: Nepal

We’ve been here all of 2 weeks now, and it’s getting easier with each passing day. I can’t really put into words how I felt descending into Kathmandu, seeing all the little cracker-box houses of all colors: royal blue and aqua, lime green and mint, shades of yellow, orange, and red. There was a feeling of leaving the known to head into the unknown again, the overwhelmed-ness of all there is to learn living in a brand new culture. Excitement too of seeing faces we saw a year ago. It was sad packing up the mint green house in Chiang Mai:I left this fabric covered board on the wall, and it was a promise straight from God as we headed out the door:So thankful the kids are super-duper travelers:Amazing, the first evening here as dusk was stealing over the valley, we saw the Ganesh Himal that borders Tibet peeking above the clouds, while looking out over our rooftop.

“As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5 NIVRice fields abound. We sometimes walk here to get away from the dust-filled streets.street near our house:Celebrated our 8th anniversary in Nepal! We went to the local tourist hop, Thamel, for wood-fire grilled pizza and then browsed the busy shops for a while. It was a fun evening, and I was reminded again what a gift these last 8 years has been! So thankful to God and my husband:Prabin, the young man that is living with us for 2 months, took us to a small national park one day so the kids could run off some energy in the fresh air. Loved this ancient greenhouse:Prabin is our chef and guide, we’d be lost without him. She adores her big brother………and must do whatever he does, or at least try.A Tibetan prayer flag waving in the wind on a rooftop near our house. Can you see the writing on them? The Buddhists believe that as the flags flap in the wind, the ancient prayers and mantras written on them produce a spiritual vibration that is carried across the countryside.

Please join me in prayer for the people of this land, so many are living in fear and deception.We walk to the park almost every day to play cricket……..or baseball (using a cricket bat, since that’s what we have).New friends. Ellen looks so pale next to these adorable brown-skinned girls.


  1. Father, In the Name of Jesus, I pray for the the people of Nepal. That you would open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to You! That they may recieve forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified (Acts 26:18) I ask that you would be near to Matt and Heidi. That Your love would shine through them and that their testimony of You would transcend all language and cultural barriers! May you be lifted up! ~Amen
    We think of you often and feel so blessed to have spent time with you! May God’s richest be yours!

  2. The picture of Ellen is so cute! Is this true of all girls who have a big brother? I know that was me long, long ago. (Just ask Matt). Now my little girl is right like that too!
    Thanks for the pictures, Heidi! I treasure every one! We are praying for you daily! Can’t wait to see you!

    • We can’t wait to see you all either! And I can’t wait to see our children play and interact together……….Fun memories ahead. 🙂

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