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Kathmandu Prayer Walk

So yesterday was pretty wild. Sameer (our ministry partner’s son) came and got us around like 5 AM. From our house, we went to the main road of Kathmandu and got on a bus to the outskirts of town. Once we were there we walked for a good distance down a hill and into a valley that was absolutely gorgeous. You could see rice patties and a small stream that flowed through them. There were also two large brick factories that were absolutely overflowing with bricks. Once we reached the bottom of the valley we crossed a bridge that went across the stream that I mentioned before. We then immediately began to climb a dwarf sized mountain. We followed the road for as long as it could take us before we turned off onto a red dirt path with very crude steps. The path took us through a tomato garden, one of the largest that I have ever seen. We then crossed a road that I assume was used to get clay for the factories. We eventually came to some stone steps, there were well over 100 of them that we climbed and climbed. After some short breaks and no small amount of determination, we reached the top. What awaited us was the kind of thing you only see in pictures and movies. A Hindu temple was where we found ourselves. We spent a few minutes gawking over the scenery and the vastness of Kathmandu surrounded by her mountains. It’s hard to deny the power of God when you see His creation in such a manner. When we had finished looking we began what we had come there to do. We all spread out and went to different areas to pray over that area and the people who frequented it. You see this specific temple was devoted to fertility. The people who come there hope to be blessed by their gods and that the will conceive a child. There are some other aspects involved with that but I’ll not go into those. Now back to what I was originally talking about. The team sort of just walked around praying for the temple and the people who visited there. At first, I didn’t really move around anywhere. I just stayed put in the area our team had last met. That was until I felt that I needed to go sit by the temple, so I did. I went and sat on a bench to the right of one of the four temple doors. No sooner had I sat down and started praying did the men inside start chanting and doing some sort of ritual of their own. This I do not believe to be a mere coincidence. So I thought to myself, ”Alright, you want to have a prayer off? Then alright

You see this specific temple was devoted to fertility. The people who come there hope to be blessed by their gods and that the will conceive a child. There are some other aspects involved with that but I’ll not go into those. Now back to what I was originally talking about. The team sort of just walked around praying for the temple and the people who visited there. At first, I didn’t really move around anywhere. I just stayed put in the area our team had last met. That was until I felt that I needed to go sit by the temple, so I did. I went and sat on a bench to the right of one of the four temple doors. No sooner had I sat down and started praying did the men inside start chanting and doing some sort of ritual of their own. This I do not believe to be a mere coincidence. So I thought to myself, ”Alright, you want to have a prayer off? Then alright let’s do it.” So I just sat there in prayer for a bit. And I thought to myself, the biggest difference between me and them is that my God can hear me. My God is the true giver of life. My God will answer my prayers. That is a very awesome and beyond humbling feeling that can not be put into simple words. I’m just glad that I’ve been given the opportunity to help spread that message.