This photo is the ground where the Trisuli church, Nepal, used to be. This is a very needy and remote area where we have 30 children in sponsorship. We hold pastor training here 2X a year and annual medical clinics. The church has had a huge crack in the side since the earthquake a few years ago and in fear, the people have taken the whole building down and plan to do all of the labor themselves to rebuild. We will make a project of helping with funds for the materials. We are praying that this very important center of worship for this area will soon be back under roof and in use
While in Trisuli, we received a 14 year old girl for Maranatha Home, older than we usually accept for new children. Her father died a few months ago, devastating the family. They lost their home and now with no income, depend on the church for a little daily food. Two younger siblings were taken in by others. The mother, with no other job skills, will become a live in house servant, working all day, 7 days a week for little more than food. This girl was in great danger of the very same situation. Girls as young as eight are taken in as house workes, often due to circumstances very similar to this. As a house worker at least she has shelter and food-- but it is often not the same food as what the family eats. There will be no more school and very little chance that life will ever be any better. But-- this girl is coming to Maranatha. She is only one among thousands. But the Lord has drawn her to our ministry and we are excited to see what he will do with her life. She needs a sponsor who will pray for her faithfully, especially in this transition period when she is leaving her mother and her home in the mountains.