Recently, we had the privilege of sitting in one of our four literacy classes in remote Nepal. I noticed the pastor came as well. I didn't think anything of it since after all this was his church where we were meeting. However, I was in for a surprise when I discovered the pastor was one of the students!
2018 has been a blast! We've seen Jesus do so much in our lives and in the lives of those we are serving around the world! Read our annual report to see how each of our programs has grown over the past year!
We are super excited to share with you about the amazing Children's outreaches we had in the remote villages of Nepal!!! Every year we enjoy doing a special outreach to the needy. While in prayer about where to do our annual winter outreach, I immediately felt in my Spirit we needed to go to the needy children in the remote villages.
We (Dustan and Darlene Stanley) recently trekked to Poon Hill in central Nepal to get a great view of the Annapurna mountain range. We were not in great shape at the time, so it was hard for a few hours, but we made it! And you, with whatever mountain you are facing, will make it too!
I'll never forget the morning. It was our morning coffee and prayer time, and Darlene and I were sitting at Cafe Concerto just off Fewa Lake in Pokhara, Nepal. We were waiting on our ILLY Coffee (imported from Italy - Praise the Lord) when a boy approached and began to beg of us.
The boy looked just like most of the other beggar children around here – filthy, tattered clothes, barefoot, a sight I have seen thousands of times as we travel around the world, but this time there was something different. There was something so very authentic about the look in his eyes, the way he rubbed his belly, the way he answered the cafe workers who told him to move on.
That day stated something in me that has now grown into a passion and ministry...
After our intense drive into the Himalayas and the scary nighttime trek, we slept soundly, preached at a local church, and prepared for the next day’s trek that would lead us to a rebuilt Nepali village.
What we didn’t know was that we were about to learn a lesson about what is possible.