|Phil. 1:8-11 (NKJV). 8 For God is my witness, how greatly I long for you all with the affection of Jesus Christ.|
|9 And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment,|
|10 that you may approve the things that are excellent, that you may be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ,|
|11 being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.|
As I write this I am on the plane from LAX to Nepal via Singapore. I am traveling with Tony Magtoto, and my daughter Heather. We have about 27 hours of travel ahead of us before we land in Kathmandu. We are joining Jeremy Staucenu and James Vaca who are working there for the next two months and will be followed by a larger team in one week. The team consists of the rest of my family, Chris DeRuyter and Debbie Andre.
I returned from my last trip to Nepal about 3 weeks ago when I had the opportunity to minister in the name and love of Jesus Christ to the people still reeling from the massive 7.9 earthquake on April 25th. I was there when the 7.3 aftershock hit and saw the devastation and fear experienced by the people. I also saw a village with people whose hearts were open to the Lord and were willing to renounce all other gods for Christ alone.
Now, I am privileged to go back with our team and build them up in their faith. God willing we will be able to truck in more desperately needed food and supplies as well as spend an extended time on the ground with them, sharing the Gospel and building them up in their new found walks with the Lord.
There is much to be done to prepare for the team so please be in prayer for all the planning and logistics. Also pray for:
1. Traveling mercies for us and the team coming next week.
2. Favorable weather in Nepal that will allow us to fly in and out of the village by helicopter. This is the beginning of the monsoon season and had weather will severely hamper our ability to get into and out of the village.
3. For us to be able to purchase and truck the more than 62 tons of food needed to get the village through the rainy season. Trucking can only be done in small 4 wheel drive trucks which can only drive to a certain point where the food must be unloaded and hand carried for hours to the village. As you can imagine this is a painstaking and costly venture.
4. Traveling mercies for the following team.
5. For the people in the village of Swara that we will be ministering to. That they might have ears to hear and hearts open to God’s word.
Thank you so much. We covet your prayers.
You can keep up with what is going on by checking our churches relief ministry website at anchoredrelief.org.
Pastor Gary I Kusunoki