G. K. Chesterton, early 20th century author and apologist , inspired our blog title with his quote:
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”
Christianity is difficult to practice. Jesus asks us to forgive the unforgivable, love those that are hard to love, give to the undeserving, have hope in the midst of hopelessness, confront what needs confronting, and turn away from our desire to be like the rest of the world.
This quote has driven us to write about those that have found Jesus worthy, despite challenges, and accepted His grace. In our blog, you’ll find an eclectic mix of the beautiful Nepali culture, testimonies, ministries, and defence of the Christian faith.
We are Sydney and Haeli, led to the country of Nepal. We studied together for three months in Kauai, Hawaii, and then spent the next three months doing missions in Nepal. Our focus now is to bring the love of Jesus to this country, especially with women in the red light district.
Approximately 50,000 women and girls in Nepal work in restaurants, dance bars, and brothels. About one third of them are sexually exploited. Our friends who have lived in these areas are very passionate about seeing this exploitation come to an end. They’ve set up safe spaces for these women to live. The Maya Guesthouses. “Maya” means love in Nepali. At times, they’ve been given the open door to offering these women an alternative lifestyle. They’re given jobs of knitting hats, gloves, and headbands while they live at the discipleship homes. They have empowered and encouraged them in leaving their old lives behind them, and finding a fresh start. Many women have been rescued, loved on, and come to know Jesus in an intimate way.
As we live with and get to know the girls, we host teams that are helping us serve in Nepal. We love to begin our days with worship and prayer before going out to the slums, dance bars, and brothel restaurants. Our goal is to create an environment for the teams where they feel safe and in touch with the Spirit before sharing the love of Jesus with others. God has also given us visions of our own as we live in Nepal. These include the call towards orphans and those in the lower caste. The opportunities in Nepal are endless. We trust God with our small ideas, that in His timing He may turn them into a reality that may glorify Him and pursue the Kingdom on earth.
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