Sunday, February 8, 2015

Please throw your toilet paper in the basket

"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them."

This is what we read the morning before we left for Nepal. Both of us were worried.... it's hard not to be. However this passage stayed true.

Getting to a new place is always scary. Constant adjustments are happening while being in motion. New food, new hours, new culture.

8 days is not enough time to be here. However it's taught us more about what we can handle than anywhere thus far. After a travel nightmare that will go down in story telling history we were exhausted and terrified.

That is where we last left you, this is where we are just 6 days later.

Gratitude. All I feel is gratitude. I didn't know a place can teach you so much in such a short amount of time. No, its not that I realized how much we are "blessed"  or for running clean water or any of that.

God is present here.

I feel it.

I see it.

We serve a good and loving God. Not the God of fire and brimstone, but one who sent his son to save our sorry asses.

Yesterday I found myself watching a women walking toward the temple of Vishnu. She touches her hands to her head and her heart and rings a bell to awaken the god within the temple. She does this every day.

God loves her and holds her just as closely as he does me.


As for the food and sickness and all that, So far so good! We have been extra careful though and have learned that Nepali food is secretly DELICIOUS! The basic meal consist of Dal (fried lentil soup) and Bhat (rice). Generally paired with a pickled vegetable (whatever is in season.) We have tried that Dal at various locations and yes, it can be bland. But then you have REAL Dal and oh my goodness.... simply amazing. We have also been eating a lot of veggie currie, yes veggie. That is one of the secrets of not getting sick. Meat here is considered a delicacy and the locals really just eat dal bhat. If the locals don't eat it.... don't eat it.

We would post pictures soon but don't have fast enough internet.
HOWEVER follower our instragram account for almost daily picture updates @jxjworldtour

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