Monday, May 26, 2014

Chilaunepani distribution of hygiene kits Feb. 2014

We took Panna Khadgi our water monitor with us to Chilaunepani to two different schools in the mountain villages to deliver hygiene kits to the children and teach them about washing their hands and how to stay healthy.  We taught them a cute song in Nepali about washing their hands. They were so excited. You would have thought it was Christmas. It was a very fun and rewarding day. So thankful we can share our love , knowledge and the church's humanitarian money in such a great way.  I love the children here. They are so innocent and kind and respectful. It was a great day in Nepal!

Water users committee and extra hands we had to carry
the bags of hygiene kits up the mountain. We were grateful
for the help.

hiking the trail up to the school

School children greeting us with Namaste
This is their classroom
Time for ceremony

Wanted to show our LDSC logo and our banner
to show correct hand washing.

Handing out the hygiene kits
Included 2 hand towels, soap in plastic box,
4 toothbrushes, toothpaste, and 2 combs
Big pig, not very far from the school building.
We enjoy seeing the animals here too.
Elderly lady outside her home on the trail.
We liked her goats too.
2nd school we went to the children greeted us by putting flower
leis around our neck. I think they had spent the morning stringing
all the flowers. They were pretty excited to see us.
I think Mike had 16 leis and I had 13. Almost covered up his
Time for the ceremony. Some of the water committee members
gave a speech and Mike talked for a few minutes with
an interpreter.

Handing out the hygiene kits.
Each bag has an LDSC sticker on it
and inside a sheet with hand washing instructions
on it.

Children going home from school with kits.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pokhara February 2014

We went to a wheelchair distribution in Pokhara. We had heard it was a very beautiful place and that a lot of tourists go there to start their treks. It was not disappointing. It is a very beautiful place. The pictures can not show the magnificent scene of the Himals when the sun comes up in the morning. It was a hike well worth the awesome  view of God's creations. We hope to be able to go back again sometime before our mission is complete to see it again.

Pokhara airport. It was only a 30 minute flight from Kathmandu.

Hotel Meera where we stayed in Pokhara. Not too far from the
shopping area.

Lake at Pokhara. Can't remember the name.

Lake view from the top of the World Stupa
Gold statues around the outside of the world stupa

World Stupa. The women just flock to
have their picture with Mike. He is so
More gold statues around World Stupa

More gold around World Stupa. We had to hike about a mile up
to this huge Stupa. It was very beautiful.
This was outside a museum we went to in Pokhara.

Sunrise hike to see the Himals

Sun coming up. It was very interesting to see how fast the sun

Amazing view, when the sun hit the top of the mountains.

Pathway climbing down from the sunrise hike.

Wheelchair distribution

downtown Pokhara

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hetauda wheelchair distribution trip Feb. 2014

The Mendenhalls invited us to go on a wheelchair distribution to the southwest of Kathmandu, to Hetauda. New countryside to see and feel the gratefulness in the recipients lives to receive a wheelchair and have mobility. It was a very rewarding trip.

Leaving the Kathmandu valley

top of the mountain

chairlift across the valley they used to move things
This must be our driver

Hauling wood and food for the goats. There are some strong
women here. They work hard.
A special Hindu day where they have to carry water to a specific
place and pour it in the river. Don't imagine I'll be able to learn
about all of the Hindu rituals. Too many.
pony cart that we had a ride in.

Wheelchair recipients

congratulating wheelchair recipients. Each one was
also given a nice blanket.
we bought chicken sekuwa
sort of barbecued.

Dentist office we found in downtown Hetauda

Another wheelchair distribution

beautiful river on the way back to Kathmandu

trying to pass another vehicle on the narrow mountain road
It's a pretty tight squeeze. Just close your eyes.
We stopped to buy some carrots. They have really good carrots,
very sweet. Also had some fresh squeezed carrot juice.
It was good too. Notice the scale they use to weigh the carrots.