While many of us are either coming out of or going into another arctic vortex, J.L. and a new friend, Lee Bunn, have been traveling through Nepal meeting with our partners and seeing their ministries. They were supposed to fly into Lukla and see the work and guest house of Prema and Sangee Sherpa. However, they were denied because of dense fog – 4 times – but there was plenty to occupy their time. J.L. will have a full report when he returns but I've included some of the pictures sent from J.L.'s iPhone.
The Lukla flight...denied again! One of the many rivers that J. L. and the group had to cross.
Tea time in the shed.
Lee Bunn and Pastor Hanok Tamang at the buffet where J. L. got sick.
Leaving their truck on the dry part of the river bed, the team began their upward trek. (Can you see the little man in the center of the picture?) After a long climb, J. L. got to rest in the cow shed!
I'm asking for special prayer for J.L. He ate something bad on his trek to the church dedication and has been sick with severe intestinal problems, as well as getting bronchitis and losing his voice. I cannot imagine him unable to speak (!) or confined to bed for several days. So, please pray that the Lord will return him to good health soon. He and Lee still have a jam-packed schedule ahead of them. A visit to Dr. Rai and the Holy Palace Hospital in West Bengal, India, were next on J.L.'s itinerary, praise the Lord, and antibiotics were started right away! By the way, his blood pressure was normal.
Dr. Rai and his nurses are taking good care of J. L.!
I've taken the liberty of including a message that J.L. gave before he left on this trip. He was invited to speak at Providence Baptist Church's Saturday luncheon for their missionaries. The message was entitled, "The Divine Dozen: The 12 D's of Ministry in the Developing World". Please click here to listen.
We are very grateful for your prayers and support of JLPF as we encourage, equip, and empower our Third World pastors and evangelists.
Serving with you,
Patt and J.L.