Who can stand us when Jesus is in our favour? Who dares to stop us when Jesus holds our hands?
Harsh weather is not His obstruction. No storm nor thunder could ever stop His mighty plans. Nature is His creation, and they obey His commands. The recent mission trip to another deep location in central Nepal testified this witness. When recent floods and heavy rainfall obstructed Nepal, we stepped out to make a difference in the bereaved families and distributed food relief to 200 beneficiaries. It was the best opportunity for us to share Jesus’ love and spread the gospel through the human act. The kindness bestowed in times of hardship and loneliness significantly impacts anyone’s life.
The rainy season, distant locations, inaccessibility of transportation, and scary rivers were only a few death risks. People needed to walk miles to collect the food. As some mothers could not leave their children home, they had to bring them. Above that, they crossed a bridgeless river separating two different villages. Therefore, villagers were shaking as the water rose in the river. The tractor filled with food relief broke down while passing through the river. It scared us because we were more concerned about the food in it. The rising river could not only sweep tractors but all the food relief. The situation went worse when we had to bring a bulldozer finally to pull it off the river.
Ps. P says, “This has never happened before, pastor. The weather changed so drastically that it made our life more challenging. Especially mothers carrying their children on their backs and lifting heavy food relief at the same time while crossing the river took away my breath. It is not a witness of their strength, experience, or capability but a clear image of their pressure, hardship, poverty, and fear of famine. Most of their fields, livestock, and houses were swept away by heavy landslides, and they went homeless. If they get morning food, they fear collecting evening meals. Children stayed starving for many days last week. Recently one family lost their lives because of a landslide. Shifting places is not an option because this is our forefather’s land.
But all thanks to the generous hearts of beloved God’s people who cared about us and sent their love. Our gratitude to our caretakers for immediately enlightening us about God’s timely presence. May God bless each one of them.”
Dear partners, as the picture speaks the truth, the situation was intense in this area. People are struggling for their lives and thank you very much for putting your feet in my people’s shoes. Thank you for your kindness and unconditional generosity. Thank you for your partnership.