Friday, February 27, 2015

Kathmandu activities

Betty A. walking across our branch chapel. Showing you the
new carpet, Elder Wasuita was the instigator to get it installed.
Good job Elder!

Great place for a nap! downtown, Kings Way.

Shopping for vegetables. The brown looking things are yams.
I haven't tried them. They look like old pieces of wood.

My saranghee lesson in Thamel. It's harder to do than it looks.
Lots of practice, which I have not been doing.

Beautiful mountains in the early morning at Besishahar.

Sister Wasuita and our good friend Bishnu Adhikari on a
walking bridge in Besishahar.

Handing out hygiene kits at a school in Besisihahar. Love the

Another Himal picture in Besishahar

Kathmandu Branch New Years's party at a cafe. They were
having fun dancing.

Mike and I helped deliver hygiene kits to a children's hospital
It was too sad to see the sick children and the hospital smelled bad.

meat shop. This goat was a little disjointed now.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wheelchair Assessment Training and Making Naan 2014

In November 2014 we helped with Wheelchair assessment training. One session was done in Kathmandu and another in Pokhara. Kim and Gaye Brown came from U.S. to do training. They were fun to get to know. It is interesting to see how they make naan (type of tortillas) They have a special oven they cook them in. Oh the things we see and learn here in Nepal. Education you can get no where else.

beautiful poinsettia bushes and flowering trees in Pokhara
Flowering tree in front of building where we did training
in Pokhara

Jim Valentine on left and Rakesh Hamal (wheelchair NGO partner)
in front of building we had training in at Pokhara

They were having a cricket tournament behind the place
where we were having training. Also if you look closely
you can see the Himals in the background. It was a
great view of the mountains.

left to right Gaye Brown, Natika, Pratek, Kim Brown
They did the wheelchair assessment training. There
was about 20 students in each class that were taught how
to fit people properly for wheelchairs.
couldn't resist this picture of a cute mom and her baby!

Milk cans. I remember these kind when I was a kid.

put the flattened tortilla on this thick pad

put the tortilla on the side of the oven and let cook, no turning.
Take off with tongs

there you have naan. It is yummy!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Clint and Tom Wasuita visit Nepal Nov. 2014

Mike's two sons were able to come to Nepal for a visit. They wanted to go trekking to see the Himalaya Mountains, see the sites in Kathmandu and spend a little time visiting with us and meeting the branch members and going to church. It was a great time for all.

church at Kathmandu Branch

Ready to go trekking with guide Parash
Hiked to Pun Hill out of Pokhara 5day hike

Can't come to Nepal and not see "Pashpati"
(Hindu Temples and cremation place)

monkeys at Pashpati

Lunch at Northfield Restaurant

Monkey Temple or Swayambou

Bodenauth. Biggest Bhudda Stupa in the world

Tom taking a picture of Betty A. at Bhaktapur